Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin (second from right) launched Tenaga E Mobility Solutions Sdn Bhd’s ChargEV station at IGEM 2019 while TNB chairman Tan Sri Leo Moggie (left), TNB president & chief executive officer Amir Hamzah Azizan (right) and TNB Energy Services managing director Dr Ahmad Jaafar Abd Hamid (third from left) look on. NSTP photo by AIZUDDIN SAAD

KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd's wholly-owned unit TNB Energy Services Sdn Bhd (TNBES) and Malaysia Green Technology Corp (MGTC) has set aside RM1.5 million to put up 100 charging stations for electric vehicles (EV), at shopping malls and select 5-star hotels.

TNBES managing director Dr Ahmad Jaafar Abd Hamid said to date, 14 ChargEV stations had been installed while another 35 potential sites were waiting for approval to proceed by the premises' owners.

“We're engaging with major parking operators, mall owners and hotel chains to extend ChargEV station network in major cities in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru,” he said.

TNBES and MGTC's joint venture company Tenaga E Mobility Solutions Sdn Bhd is installing ChargEV stations and any businesses related to smart mobility.

The ChargEV charging stations are open to public on a subscription basis, where potential members pay an annual membership fee of RM240.

Based on a domestic tariff of RM0.57, a fully charged electric vehicle can go as far as 160km for every RM12.50 worth of charging.

Ahmad Jaafar was speaking with reporters after Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin launched TNBES and MGTC's EV infrastructure expansion project in conjunction with the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibitions & Conference Malaysia (IGEM 2019) here today.

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