|Renault distributors TC Eurocars, along with Tan Chong Group subsidiary First Energy Networks, today spearheaded the Electric Vehicle initiative to the Southern State of Malacca with its very own Fluence Z.E. Electric car. Aside from the Fluence Z.E., the Nissan LEAF was also part of this initiative.|
First Energy Networks (FEN) has been actively deploying the public chargers in the country and so far have accumulated as much of 15 charging points to date with another 5 units scheduled to be commissioned by year end. The tabulation is concentrated in Klang Valley and has spread to Penang and the latest State, Malacca.
In the one of the first EV drives from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca, the Tan Chong Group put the Renault Fluence Z.E. and Nissan LEAF to a cross-state test. Both the Renault Fluence Z.E. and LEAF completed the KL – Malacca drive for a total distance of 140 km. The Fluence Z.E. and LEAF epitomize the circle of the EV networks of Klang Valley, which have now officially expanded south to Malacca. It is Tan Chong’s intentions to create a much larger EV network that would benefit the EV community in Klang Valley, Malacca and possibly to other States in the not-too-distant future.
In addition, EV friendly buildings have the edge on drawing the EV community to their premises. Hatten Hotel and Hatten Square have taken the lead with the EV charging facility which would receive priority not only from the domestic EV community of Malacca but also from Klang Valley. By adopting EV chargers at their premises, the hotels and shopping malls in the State are bound to attract the growing environmentally conscious consumers and future EV owners. Moreover, Malacca does have its fair share of the Federal Government’s funding.
Present at the Malacca EV station’s inauguration were the Chief Minister YAB Datuk Wira Ir. Haji Idris bin Haji Haron, TC Eurocars Managing Director Kuan Kim Luen and important VIPs.