Auto Bavaria introduce first EV charger for MINI in northern region
Auto Bavaria, the largest network of authorised dealer representatives for premium automakers BMW, BMW Motorrad and MINI in the northern region of Malaysia, is pleased to introduce the first electric vehicle charging facility for the brand MINI in the northern region.
Located on level six of Gurney Plaza Penang, the MINI charging facility features three units of the MINI Gen 3 Wallbox, capable of charging both fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Offering scalable charging power of up to 22kW, the charging operation on the MINI Gen 3 Wallbox is a hassle-free process, as one only needs to plug in the connector to a fully electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle to start charging.
Vi Thim Juan, Managing Director, Sime Darby Auto Bavaria said, “In 2022, the MINI Electric accounted for over 30% of the MINI models delivered by Auto Bavaria Penang, demonstrating a growing demand for Electric Vehicles in these parts of Malaysia. The new facilities for charging MINI vehicles at Gurney Plaza aims to support this growing demand for electric vehicles as well as offer more access to public charging in the northern states.”
“Gurney Plaza is the ideal location for our charging facility as it is a popular mall strategically located in the heart of Penang, making the location convenient for EV owners to charge their vehicles while they are out and about shopping at the mall.” said Vi.
Peter Chan, General Manager, Mall Management, CapitaLand Investment said, “As a responsible company, CapitaLand is committed to operating our malls in a sustainable manner. We believe that the provision of more charging stations is key to greater adoption of EVs. This will then help in reducing carbon emissions. There are currently 4 EV charging stations in total including three from MINI.”
The three new charging bays at Gurney Plaza Penang are now open to the public. Operation hours are from 10am to 10pm daily.