Starbucks Malaysia Is Now EV-Friendly: Here Is The List of Branches With chargEV Chargers

Starbucks Malaysia chargEV EV Charger

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).

Starbucks Malaysia chargEV EV Charger
This particular chargEV charger is located at Starbucks Eco Grandeur, Sungai Buloh. [Image: chargEV.]

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.

Starbucks Malaysia chargEV EV Charger
The AC 22kW Type 2 chargers at Starbucks Skudai R&R in Johor. [Image: PlugShare.]
Starbucks Malaysia chargEV EV Charger
The multi-connector 50kW DC charger at Starbucks Eco Grandeur as listed on chargEV app.

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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