Published on September 10th, 2019 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Schneider Electric Launches EV Charging Station in Genting
Range anxiety is no longer an issue for electric vehicle (EV) owners travelling to Genting Highlands thanks to the launch of Schneider Electric Malaysia’s EV charging station at the Awana SkyCentral Transportation Hub car park at the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets.
The highland’s first charging station features nine units of Schneider Electrics’ EVlink Smart Wallbox with a rated charging power of 7.4kW and a Type 2 socket outlet. The company claims it would take an average charging time of four hours for a typical electric passenger car to achieve a range of 40 km.
Compliant with full electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle charging standards, the EVlink Smart Wallbox also provides protection as it is powered by a dedicated brand circuit in the electrical switchboard that has been inspected by a qualified electrician.
Unlike domestic socket outlets, the solution is designed to deliver a high charging current for long periods of use daily. The solution also comes with user-friendly ‘plug-in and charge’ design as well as intuitive interface that includes a light indicator for charging status and a one-touch stop/restart button.
“We are thrilled to be partners with Resorts World Genting in their efforts to meet the demand for EV from its local and international holidaymakers at the resort,” said Ms Astri Ramayanti Dharmawan, Country President, Schneider Electric Malaysia.
“When it comes to environmental responsibility, incremental gains are no longer enough. We already consume 1.7 planets’ worth of resources per year. At Schneider Electric, we believe that sustainability must be the endgame of any company in today’s world. It is at the core of our strategy and a great value that we deliver to our customers, shareholders and employees,” added Astri.
Ganaesan Subramaniam, Vice President of Hotel Operations at Resorts World Genting said, “Part of the idea of us having the Awana SkyCentral Transportation Hub Carpark that has nearly 5,000 parking bays is to encourage our customers to park and ride the cable car system to the peak or to park and shop at GHPO.”