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Petronas Dagangan to deploy DC Fast EV Charger at stations in collaboration with Mercedes and JomCharge
Kuala Lumpur, 24 November 2021 – PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) today entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Mercedes-Benz) and EV Connection Sdn Bhd (EV Connection), the operator of JomCharge network in Malaysia, to deploy DC Fast EV charger at PETRONAS stations by the first half of 2022.

The strategic partnership aims to address EV drivers’ pain point of insufficient fast chargers in Malaysia. Under this collaboration, PDB plans to strategically install the fast chargers at five PETRONAS stations in the pilot phase, to enable end-to-end coverage between North-South Expressway and part of East-Coast Expressway.

The MoU was signed by PDB’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Azrul Osman Rani, Mercedes-Benz’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Rene Neumann and EV Connection’s Managing Director Ir Lee Yuen How.

Speaking at the event, PETRONAS Vice President of Marketing, Ahmad Adly Alias said, “Sustainability is at the core of everything we do and this strategic collaboration signifies another major stride in our efforts to provide cleaner energy in enriching lives for a sustainable future.”

“PDB has provided EV charging facilities at our stations since 2017 and one opportunity that we have identified is the demand for faster charging facilities during long distance travel, especially along major highways. Through this partnership, fast chargers will be available at strategic locations leveraging our wide network of PETRONAS stations, making customers’ life simpler and better. We view this investment in EV charging facilities a necessary step towards promoting the adoption of EVs in Malaysia,” he added.

This tripartite collaboration is also aligned with PDB’s future-proof strategy given the inevitable shift to cleaner mobility in the future.

Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Michael Jopp said, “2022 marks the beginning of our Mercedes-EQ model offensive strategy. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia will be introducing a range of our premium all-electric models to define the future of mobility. This is in line with Mercedes-Benz’s global strategy to go all-electric by end of the decade where market conditions allow. Therefore, we are fully committed to invest in our local infrastructure together with PDB and EVC to encourage the EV adoption amongst the Malaysian drivers.”

Ir Lee said that as one of the early EV charging solution providers, EVC has always believed in the potential of the EVs in Malaysia. “In support of the Malaysian Government’s Budget 2022, EVC is delighted to foster this strategic partnership with PDB and MBM in expanding JomCharge DC Fast Charger network in the country. Given the clear policy from the Government, we believe that next year will be a tipping point for EV adoption in Malaysia. This tri-party partnership is a big step forward to support Malaysia in the transition to EVs as part of our Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint (LCMB).”

ABOUT PETRONAS DAGANGAN BERHAD

PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad is the principal domestic marketing arm of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), the national oil company, which holds 63.94% of its equity. Incorporated in Malaysia under the Companies Act 1965 on 5 August 1982 and listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia on 8 March 1994, PDB has since established itself as Malaysia’s leading retailer and marketer of downstream oil and gas products.

The Company markets a wide range of high-quality petroleum products including motor gasoline, aviation fuel, kerosene, diesel, fuel oil, bunker fuel, lubricants, liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and bitumen in Malaysia.

Since 2015, PDB has been certified as a constituent company member of FTSE4Good Index Series – a testament to the Company’s demonstration of strong environmental, social and governance practices measured against globally recognised standards.


ABOUT MERCEDES-BENZ MALAYSIA

Mercedes-Benz has a long and rich heritage in Malaysia, dating way back to the beginning of the 20th century. As the inventor of the automobile in 1886, Mercedes-Benz has indelibly stamped its credentials as the benchmark for quality while pioneering the many firsts in automotive technology.

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. is a whole owned subsidiary Mercedes-Benz AG. The company focuses on the development, production and sales of passenger cars and services. Furthermore, the company aspires to be leading in the fields of connectivity, autonomous driving and alternative drives with its forward-looking innovations.

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia currently employs over 450 employees with its administrative, sales office and training centre located at Wisma Mercedes-Benz in Puchong whilst its production plant is located at Pekan, Pahang. The product portfolio comprises the Mercedes-Benz brand with the sub-brands Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me – as well as the EQ product and technology brand for electric mobility.

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia manages the import, assembly and wholesale distribution of Mercedes-Benz vehicles and spare parts alongside customer services as well as software development for global sales solutions. It also provides automotive apprentice training following the successful German model. The retail network of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is represented by 31 premium outlets operated by seven dealer groups.


ABOUT EV CONNECTION SDN BHD

EV Connection Sdn Bhd is the leading electric vehicle charging service provider in Malaysia. The company has supplied and installed more than 800 units of EV chargers and currently has the largest network of DC fast chargers under the JomCharge network.



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