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29Jan, 19 January 29, 2019
  • By m4ry4nn

KUALA LUMPUR: BMW Group Malaysia charges forward in the new year as the leading e-mobility provider in the country, unveiling six new BMW i charging facilities at a shopping mall here.

The six are located at Bangsar Shopping Centre.

This follows the introduction of new BMW i charging facilities at Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Melaka, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in Ipoh, the Iconic Hotel in Penang as well as at WEIL hotel in Ipoh last year.

BMW Malaysia managing director Harald Hoelzl said 2018 was a remarkable year as it had broken its sales performance record for the eight consecutive year with 14,338 vehicles sold last year.

“This reinforces Malaysia’s position as a key market in the region for the BMW Group and we are truly humbled with this achievement,” said Hoelzl during the unveiling of the new charging facilities.

Hoelzl said the group’s portfolio of Visionary Mobility vehicles had accounted for more than 57 per cent of deliveries last year, with over 7,500 Plug-in Hybrid variants of BMW and MINI sold.

“As the country’s leading provider of premium electrified vehicles, we are constantly driving initiatives for innovation, local assembly capabilities, awareness on new and clean technology for the automotive industry as well as helping develop the infrastructure for electrified premium vehicles in the country.

“We began working on these initiatives with the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia) as early as 2015 and we have also developed projects on our own with our network of dealerships across the country,” Hoelzl said.

The group’s portfolio of Visionary Mobility with the BMW iPerformance vehicles are also supported by ChargEV platform through its partnership with GreenTech Malaysia.

The BMW ChargeNow service which offered as part of the BMW 360° electric programme that provides straightforward access to partner charging facilities like ChargEV, where customers can enjoy 24/7 support and access to all charging locations in ChargEV’s growing network nationwide.

Source : NST