By 2018, 100 electric vehicle charging stations will be installed by PDB
With the objective to collectively increase personal commitments towards achieving Malaysia’s overall emission reduction target while catalyzing Green Economy initiative, PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) has decided to enter into a tripartite partnership with Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia) and Tenaga Nasional Berhad Energy Services Sdn Bhd (TNBES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).
PDB commits to install, through this tripartite partnership, 100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, ChargEV, by 2018. It will also explore strategic partnership to increase the number of ChargEV gradually, concurrently with market demand. PDB also proposes to install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at 100 selected stations, thus making the energy used to power the ChargEV fully renewable and completely carbon-free, making it really green.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in 2016 between PDB and GreenTech Malaysia to install 66 ChargEV stations, of which the partnership is an extension. So far, 55 stations have been installed at Petronas stations nationwide.
Dato Mohd Ibrahimnuddin, PDB’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer said, “We are pleased to strengthen our existing partnership with GreenTech Malaysia and to forge a new one with TNBES to collaboratively play a bigger role in meeting our national green targets. This partnership will allow us to provide not just added convenience for EV drivers, but also enables us to further explore what we can do more to minimize carbon emission at our stations.”
“Today’s announcement is a momentous one as it lays a strong foundation to charge up the future of green transport in Malaysia,” said Dr. Mohd Azman Zainul Abidin, Group Chief Executive Officer, GreenTech Malaysia. “Building off the success of last year’s collaboration, GreenTech Malaysia is proud to be partnering with PDB and TNBES to leverage on the nation’s largest fuel retail network to establish Malaysia's widest network of EV charging stations.”
“TNBES shall provide innovative Energy Efficient lifestyle solutions that is mutually beneficial to our collaboration partners. We believe the collaboration will accelerate the growth of Green Energy in Malaysia,” said Dr. Ir. Ahmad Jaafar Abd Hamid, Managing Director, TNBES. PWKD13102017
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