Premium automaker demonstrates commitment for Future Mobility with four New BMW i Charging Facilities in Perak and Penang.
Kuala Lumpur, 25th October 2018 – BMW Group Malaysia and Tian Siang Premium Auto unveiled four new BMW i Charging Facilities at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh, and Iconic Hotel, Penang.
Mr. Raymond Tan, Head of Sales of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The New BMW i Charging Facilities are another step forward for us in fulfilling our commitment to electro-mobility in the country. BMW Group Malaysia has delivered close to 10,000 vehicles year-to-date, with BMW iPerformance vehicles accounting for 56% of total deliveries. Globally, Malaysia is among the top three markets for BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles deliveries. To facilitate our vision for Future Mobility, we will continuously expand the accessibility of charging facilities to our customers, particularly through our network of authorised dealerships.”
Mr. Tan Ka Kin, Managing Director of Tian Siang Premium Auto, added that 2018 has been a successful year for the premium dealership. He said, “Year-to-date, we have delivered over 300 BMW vehicles in Perak and over 400 in Penang, of which 64% and 59% respectively are comprised of BMW iPerformance vehicles. With the robust adoption of electro-mobility among our customers, we are excited to be developing more charging infrastructure together with our premium partners in this Region.”
The introduction of two New BMW i Charging Facilities each at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat and Iconic Hotel forms part of BMW Group Malaysia’s ongoing efforts to drive e-mobility forward through innovation, awareness on new and clean technology for the automotive industry, as well as changing the infrastructure for premium electric vehicles in the country. In particular, the convenience and availability of charging facilities are key to fostering the shift among Malaysians to Visionary Mobility.
Mr. Alex Castaldi, General Manager of the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat said, “The Banjaran strives to provide guests with the most peaceful and relaxing retreat experience to recharge themselves. We believe our holistic hospitality should also extend to providing for their electro-mobility needs, a sustainable way of living that is embraced here at The Banjaran, surrounded by the best of natural beauty.”
Mr. Kevin Cheah, General Manager of Iconic Hotel said, “The New BMW i Charging Facilities are a welcome addition to the hotel, as we can now conveniently serve the e-mobility needs of our guests. With the leading provider of premium electrified mobility in Malaysia as our partner, it will offer our guests complete peace of mind with the best facility to equip them for their next journey.”
The New BMW i Charging Facilities arrive following the introduction of the first BMW i Charging Facilities in Perak earlier this year by Tian Siang Premium Auto at WEIL Hotel, Ipoh, as well as BMW i Charging Facilities at the Holiday Inn Melaka and The Equatorial Melaka by Seong Hoe Premium Motors, and at CityONE Megamall Kuching by Regas Premium Auto Sarawak.
BMW Group Malaysia’s portfolio of Visionary Mobility with the BMW iPerformance vehicles are also supported by the ChargEV platform through its partnership with the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation. The BMW ChargeNow service, which is offered as part of the BMW 360° ELECTRIC programme, also grants 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 which now offers more than 270 charging facilities nationwide.