Published on October 7th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
BMW Malaysia Working With Leader Energy On PLUS Highway Charging Network
BMW Malaysia has found a new partner to help it create a PLUS Highway charging network.
The Malaysian EV charging network is still way behind on the government’s self-imposed goal of 4,000 stations by year-end. Besides the two major energy-related GLCs, it’s the car companies themselves who are investing the most in the local network. This week, BMW Malaysia went one step further in this regard by signing an MOU with Leader Energy.
Moving forward, Leader EV’s Galaxy Charge network will carry BMW branding all along the North-South Highway in Malaysia.
Head of Corporate Communications and Sustainability at BMW Group Malaysia, Sashi Ambi said, “As the leading provider of premium EVs in Malaysia, we are always looking out for strategic partnerships to drive the development of a thriving EV ecosystem forward. Our latest initiative with Leader Energy exemplifies both our shared commitments towards enhancing public access to charging infrastructure nationwide and alleviating range anxiety, especially on a long-distance journey. With this MOU, we look forward to expanding our charging network of over 1,000 facilities even further and providing our customers with a complete premium EV ownership experience.”
The MOU was signed between BMW Malaysia and Leader Energy Holding Berhad’s subsidiary Leader EV Solutions Sdn Bhd.
Under the MOU, Leader EV Solutions will develop, install, operate and maintain the Galaxy Charge network and create awareness of EV charging technology while BMW Malaysia will create a subscription or members programme through this network.
Leader Energy’s Executive Deputy Chairman, Dato’ Sean H’ng said, “We are excited to embark on
this journey with BMW Group Malaysia to further enhance the use and charging of electric vehicles
through Leader EV’s Galaxy Charge network in Malaysia. With the consistent growth trajectory of
Malaysia’s Electric Vehicles (“EV”) market, we anticipate higher demand for EV charging stations in
the near future. Through this collaboration, we believe that we will be well-positioned to capture a
larger share of the market with our EV charging infrastructure. Our charging projects on the North-
South Highway is a steppingstone platform in growing our network across Malaysia. With the
collective efforts of both parties involved, we are very optimistic in achieving a mutually beneficial
outcome from this collaboration.”