Sime Darby Auto Bavaria and Sime Darby Rent-A-Car introduce EV rental

(Left) Harun and Vi unveiling the EV rental joint-collaboration. 

KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Auto Bavaria (SDAB), the largest official distributor of BMW vehicles in Malaysia has partnered with Sime Darby Rent-A-Car (SDRAC) - Hertz Malaysia, a leader in the car rental industry.

The collaboration offers Malaysians an exciting and unparalleled electric vehicle (EV) driving experience, ushering in a new era of e-mobility in rental services.

In celebration of the collaboration and the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities, an exclusive rental offer has been designed to offer a distinctive driving experience with the highly popular fully-electric BMW iX.

With the introductory rental prices starting at RM550 per day and RM5,500 per month, the iX is the ideal model for a premium short-term drive for car aficionados who want a taste of high-tech EV luxury.

Auto Bavaria managing director Vi Thim Juan said the company is fully committed to pioneering the utilisation of EVs in Malaysia.

“This time around, we are leveraging the opportunity to give Malaysians a chance to try our BMW iX for unmatched style and uniqueness that is aligned with the latest trends in EV technology.

“Together with Hertz Malaysia, we are creating a robust ecosystem that further supports the growing adoption of EV.

“The iX is the perfect model to offer as it garners the highest deliverable within the BMW EV segment last year.

“We encourage everyone to take advantage of this festive rental offer for a whole new elevated driving experience,” he said.


SDRAC managing director Harun Mohd Joned said the company's objective is to deliver optimal mobility solutions to its business partner, SDAB, and provide Hertz Malaysia rental customers with a modern and luxurious electrified experience.

“This collaboration not only allows our customers to travel stylishly in the latest iX model but also enables them to explore our other extended rental services, such as chauffeurs, provision of airport transfers, and even personalised arrangements for corporate functions as well as private events,” he said.

Customers interested in experiencing the iX can make reservations and find more details at or visit the participating Hertz Malaysia outlets in Klang Valley, Penang or Johor Baharu.

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