Pos Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia’s post and parcel service provider, has on Thursday announced its strategic partnership with Yinson GreenTech (YGT) for the launch of the electric vehicle (EV) charging station powered by chargEV, an EV charging network and charge point operator.

Pos Malaysia said in a statement that the EV charging stations are now available daily from 7am to 11pm at six Pos Malaysia post offices throughout the country including Shah Alam, Ipoh, Melaka, Seremban, Alor Setar and Johor Bahru.

It said that the firm’s commitment to advancing sustainable mobility solutions and expanding access to sustainable energy sources is demonstrated through the installation of EV chargers.

According to the statement, these chargers will be installed in phases, with plans to expand to additional post offices, ensuring greater accessibility for EV owners and supporting the growing number of electric vehicles in the country.

Each outlet features 1 DC charger with two CCS2-type nozzles (fast charging) with 40kW power.

It is noted that charging an EV up to 80 percent will require anywhere between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on the model of the EV.

The chargEV chargers are designed to provide Pos Malaysia EV users with an optimal charging experience, delivering efficient and reliable charging performance.

In parallel with this development and recent net-zero goals, Pos Malaysia recently deployed over 40 e-Bikes to deliver mail and parcels across the Klang Valley carbon-free.

By the end of 2023, Pos Malaysia aims to have a combination of more than 200 e-Bikes and 140 e-Vans, across Peninsular Malaysia.

“This partnership marks a big step in our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship,” Pos Malaysia Berhad’s Group Chief Executive Officer Charles Brewer said.

As Malaysia’s postal and courier provider, he said the firm embraces the responsibility to forge a path towards a more sustainable future.

“We recognize the significance of integrating sustainability into every facet of our operations, ensuring that our legacy endures for generations to come,” he said.

He also said by collaborating with an esteemed partner like Yinson, the firm can drive positive change in the realm of sustainable transportation and reduce range anxiety for EV users as it makes EV charging stations available at its post offices.

“This demonstrates our unwavering commitment to lowering carbon emissions and advancing a greener future for Malaysia, and it perfectly complements our larger sustainability initiatives and net-zero goals,” he added.

YGT Chief Executive Officer Eirik Barclay said that this partnership not only grows the firm’s comprehensive charging networks offering EV users with a convenient and seamless experience as they go about their daily lives but also benefit Pos Malaysia by lowering carbon footprint thereby taking the first step in playing a part in accelerating the net zero future.

“Building on our aspirations to help businesses transition towards sustainability, we are pleased to have partnered with Pos Malaysia in rolling out our chargEV stations across these selected locations,” he said.

According to him, this initiative also aims to encourage EV users to explore Pos Malaysia’s diverse range of offerings while charging their vehicles at pos office outlets.

“Leveraging on our extensive network of over 600 locations and millions of square feet of retail and outdoor space, we have partnered with esteemed brands like Cafe Mesra, ZUS Coffee, Photobook and chargEV to introduce innovative solutions that enhance customer experience through special promotions tailored for EV drivers while charging their EV vehicles at selected outlets,” he added.

It is noted that Pos Malaysia remains dedicated to delivering on its sustainability goals on multiple fronts, including its commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The firm is also a participating company of UN Global Compact (UNGC) and a member of the International Post Corporation (IPC) Sustainability Measurement and Management System (SMMS) program, and it actively contributes to managing sustainability and reducing the carbon footprint of the post and parcel industry.

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