As a result of a new collaboration between Yinson GreenTech (YGT) and Starbucks Malaysia, electric vehicle owners can now visit selected Starbucks Drive-Thru branches in Selangor, Putrajaya, Penang, and Johor to charge their EVs. A total of 23 chargEV chargers have been deployed under Phase 1 of the new partnership.
For those who are not familiar with chargEV, it is generally the closest that we have to a national EV charging network. It was originally established way back in 2015 by the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC), which is an agency under the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA).
However, the operation of the chargEV network is now under the responsibility of YGT since February this year after it established a new joint venture with MGTC in which the company holds a majority stake. The network currently has more than 400 chargers all over the country and YGT is aiming to further increase the number to 2,500.
As the Phase 1 deployment with Starbucks Malaysia, the chargEV chargers that have been installed at these 17 branches come in the form of either 50kW DC or 22kW AC chargers depending on the location. We have personally checked each of them through chargEV mobile app this afternoon and 18 out of 23 chargers are already online:
Multi-Connector – 50kW DC CHAdeMO / 50kW DC CCS2 / 22 kW AC Type 2
Starbucks Eco Grandeur, Sungai Buloh
Starbucks Setia Alam, Shah Alam
Starbucks Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam
Starbucks Ukay Perdana, Gombak
Two 22kW AC Type 2
Starbucks Jade Hills, Kajang
Starbucks Reserve Eco Majestic, Semenyih
Starbucks Eco Horizon, Simpang Ampat, Penang
Starbucks Juru R&R, Perai, Penang
Starbucks Skudai R&R (South Bound), Senai, Johor
One 22kW AC Type 2
Starbucks Conezion, IOI Resort City, Putrajaya
Starbucks Bandar Rimbayu, Telok Panglima Garang
Starbucks Icon City, Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Starbucks Hillside, Tanjung Bungah, Penang
Starbucks Tanjung Tokong, Penang
Starbucks Malim Jaya, Melaka
Offline (as of 4:00 PM – 19 October)
Starbucks Bandar Seri Alam, Masai, Johor
Starbucks Seri Austin, Johor Bharu, Johor (two 22kW AC Type 2 chargers)
Even though they are currently offline as they have yet to appear on the chargEV app, both locations have since been listed on PlugShare.
All these chargers are currently available for free until the end of October and can be activated through the chargEV mobile app. To celebrate the occasion, all chargEV-equipped Starbucks will be offering a 50% discount on their first Grande-sized Handcrafted Beverage to chargEV members starting from 1 November 2022 onwards.
While EV owners are not required to sign up for chargEV membership which costs RM240 per year in order to utilise the chargers at these Starbucks locations, YGT still recommends it anyway. This is so that they obtain discounts on charging fees and also a physical membership card that might be needed to activate some of the older chargEV AC chargers out there.
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