Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili (second from right) plugging in a Mercedes C350e to a ChargEV point at the Serdang Petronas outlet recently. With him are (from left) GreenTech Malaysia chief executive officer (CEO) Ir Ahmad Hadri Haris, Petronas Dagangan CEO Mohd Ibrahimnuddin Mohd Yunus and the ministry’s deputy secretary-general 1 Datin Badriyah Abdul Malek. PIC BY ROSELA ISMAIL

KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas Dagangan Bhd is investing RM2.2 million in its partnership with Malaysian Green Technology Corp to set up ChargEV facilities at 66 Petronas stations nationwide.

“The 66 stations are located at prominent points where consumers are most likely to use the charging facilities frequently,” said its chief executive officer Mohd Ibrahimnuddin Mohd Yunus at a press conference after the launch.

Ibrahimnuddin said currently, there were 10 Petronas stations with the ChargEV facilities located at Solaris Serdang, Solaris Putra, North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) Damansara, Elite Bukit Jelutong, NKVE Subang, Kesas Timur, Kesas Barat, Genting Sempah, Ayer Keroh south-bound and Batu Tiga along the Federal Highway.

“Out of the 10 stations, Petronas Solaris is the first to provide the services. The remaining stations will be equipped with the facility progressively and by year-end, we will have 66 stations,” said Ibrahimnuddin.

The ChargEV launching ceremony was officiated by Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.

Ongkili said the ChargEV would play an important role in reducing carbon emissions.

Currently, the transport sector generated about 20 per cent of the country’s carbon emission.

“We are on track to reduce carbon emissions by 45 per cent by 2030,” said Ongkili.

He added that the Green Technology Master Plan targeted 100 per cent new registrations for privately-owned vehicles to be made up of hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles by 2030.

“The government plans to deploy 100,000 electric cars, 100,000 electric scooters and 2,000 buses by 2030. In order to make it happen, there must be about 25,000 charging stations available across the country. Currently, there are only 155 charging stations and it is expected to increase to 300 by year-end,” said Ongkili.

Goh Thean Howe

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