BHPetrol first oil company in Malaysia to set up EV chargers at petrol stations

By CARSIFU | 14 February 2017

PETALING JAYA: While it may not have the most number of service outlets nationwide, Boustead Petroleum Marketing (BHPetrol) has taken the lead by being the first to officially launch charging points for electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) at two of its stations.

EV and PHEV owners who visit BHPetrol’s stations in Kg Sg Kayu Ara, Damansara and Sg Besi Harmony, Kuala Lumpur, will be able to charge their vehicles for free.

The charging points are equipped with model Type 2, 3-phase, 22kW fast charger and owners only need to bring their own charging cables.

From left: BHPetrol managing director Tan Kim Thiam, First Energy Networks director Nicholas Tan, BMW i8 owner Jacky Lim, Renault Malaysia deputy general manager (sales) Wong Hoe Mun and BHPetrol retail senior marketing manager Baba Tan.

“Although our initial phase is to offer charging at two of our outlets, we might extend the service to other outlets if there is increased demand,” BHPetrol managing director K.T. Tan said at the launch of the EV/PHEV charging point at BHPetrol’s Kg Sg Kayu Ara outlet.

For this EV/PHEV charging project, BHPetrol is working with First Energy Networks Sdn Bhd, a fully-owned subsidiary of Tan Chong Group. The two charging points and their installation with cabling works cost a total of RM80,000.

At the launch, BHPetrol also showcased five vehicles which could be charged up at the station - a Nissan LEAF, Renault Zoe, Renault Twizy, Volvo XC90 Twin Engine and BMW i8.

Attendees of the launch event were also treated to Cadbury 5 Star and Vochelle chocolates together with Dequadin pastilles in conjunction with BHPetrol’s 11th anniversary which fell on the same day which was Feb 14.