BMW Group Malaysia and Gentari electrify The Exchange TRX with state-of-the-art EV charging facilities.


Through clean energy solutions company Gentari, the premium automaker provides greater access to premium EV charging infrastructure in the social heart of Kuala Lumpur.


Kuala Lumpur, 30 April 2024 – BMW Group Malaysia, in partnership with Gentari Sdn Bhd (Gentari) through its subsidiary Gentari Green Mobility Sdn Bhd, has activated new EV charging facilities in the country’s new leading lifestyle destination, The Exchange TRX. The introduction of these latest facilities marks another noteworthy step in the premium automaker’s mission towards strengthening Malaysia’s electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem.


Conveniently located at The Exchange TRX’s basement carpark, the new EV charging facilities boast a combined thirteen units of 22kWh AC chargers that offer EV owners a fast and efficient way to power up their vehicles during their visit to the opulent shopping hub. Five charging units will be available at the Premium Parking level, with the remaining eight units housed at Level B1.


Benjamin Nagel, Managing Director at BMW Group Malaysia said, "The growth in regard to Malaysia’s reception of electromobility, especially in the most populated areas of the country, has been thriving - and to this end it is more vital than ever to ensure robust EV charging infrastructure is in place to accommodate this heartening maturation. Through our partnership with Gentari, we are thrilled to be able to reaffirm our dedication towards advancing this need by establishing more cutting-edge charging technology in strategic urban locations to meet the evolving needs of our valued customers.”


Shah Yang Razalli, the Deputy CEO of Gentari and CEO of Gentari Green Mobility shared, “We are pleased to expand our continued collaboration with BMW Malaysia in supporting Malaysia’s energy transition journey. This effort underscores our commitment in advancing the growth of green mobility and energy transition within the nation. Having deployed over 335 EV charging points with over 100 DC fast chargers nationwide, Gentari proudly operates the largest DC charging network aimed at enhancing accessibility to low carbon transportation options across the country.”


"Our partnership underlines Lendlease’s vision to integrate sustainable solutions seamlessly into urban living, encouraging more individuals to embrace eco-friendly transportation choices. This milestone not only reaffirms our commitment to environmental sustainability but also solidifies The Exchange TRX’s position as a forward-thinking hub for green mobility in Kuala Lumpur,” Mitch Wilson, Project Director at The Exchange TRX and Head of Retail at Lendlease Malaysia remarked.


To date, BMW Group Malaysia has made over 2,020 charging facilities available in its network to its customers through strategic partnerships with various EV charging providers in Malaysia. Through purposeful partnerships with influential industry players, BMW Group Malaysia remains committed in its mission to shape the future of mobility in the country. Additionally, over 100 BMW i and MINI charging facilities are also available at most authorised dealerships, as well as partnering venues across the country, with more to come as part of the strategic infrastructure expansion plan set for the year ahead.


Meanwhile, as a leading charging point operator in Malaysia, Gentari highlights its commitment to safety and regulations with the largest network of licensed chargers certified by the Energy Commission. Through its recently launched clean energy platform ‘Gentari Go’, Gentari’s cross-border roaming partnerships enable customers to access a combined total of over 2,000 chargers across Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.


The charging stations at The Exchange TRX are accessible for electric vehicle owners from 10AM – 10PM daily, with charging rates priced at RM0.25 per min.

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The BMW Group
With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises over 30 production sites worldwide; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries. 

In 2023, the BMW Group sold nearly 2.55 million passenger vehicles and more than 209,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2023 was € 17.1 billion on revenues amounting to € 155.5 billion. As of 31 December 2023, the BMW Group had a workforce of 154,950 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company set the course for the future at an early stage and consistently makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction, from the supply chain through production to the end of the use phase of all products.   

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About BMW Malaysia Sdn Bhd

BMW Group Malaysia is the representative of Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) AG in Malaysia with activities that cover the wholesale of BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad vehicles, spare parts and accessories as well as the overall planning of sales, marketing, after-sales, and other related activities in Malaysia. The organisation’s presence in the country includes its National Sales Centre (NSC) in Cyberjaya and BMW Assembly Facilities at the Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kedah which supports the Malaysian region as well as the BMW Group Data Centre (GDC), BMW Group Regional Training Centre (RTC) in Cyberjaya and BMW Group Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) at the Free Industrial Zone of the Senai International Airport in Senai, Johor which supports 22 markets in the Asia-Pacific region. BMW dealership network covers 39 outlets in various cities in Malaysia.

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BMW Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Sashi Ambihaipahan
Head of Corporate Communications and Sustainability, Malaysia 
Telephone: +60123817182, Fax: (+603) 8887 3801
Email: sashi.ambihaipahan@bmw.com.my
Media Website: www.press.bmwgroup.com


Chan Ai Ling
Senior Corporate Communications Executive, Malaysia
Telephone: +6016 2763488, Fax: (+603) 8887 3801
Email: ailing.chan@bmw.com.my
Media Website: www.press.bmwgroup.com

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About Gentari
Gentari is focused on delivering the solutions required to put clean energy into action today, to transform how we live tomorrow. Gentari's three initial core pillars of Renewable Energy, Hydrogen and Green Mobility form a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help consumers in their decarbonisation journey. Its mission is to be the leading next-generation Commercial and Industrial (C&I) and utility-scale renewable energy developer, a scale hydrogen producer and go-to industry partner, and to be Asia Pacific’s leading green mobility solutions partner. In the long term, Gentari aims to be the most valued clean energy solutions partner, creating greater impact, connecting businesses, and making the journey to a net zero future, possible.
Gentari Go, a clean energy platform, was recently launched to offer customers an integrated sustainable lifestyle experience, enabling the flow of clean energy from Roof to Wall to Wheel. The Gentari Go app is currently available via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in Malaysia. For more information on Gentari Go, please visit https://www.gentari.com/go/ or contact our customer support team at +6017-6235153.


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