Starbucks offers EV charging at stores in Malaysia

More than 20 EV chargers are now installed at 17 stores across Klang Valley, Penang, Johor and Malacca

On October 18th, Starbucks Malaysia, in partnership with Yinson GreenTech, unveiled the first of its electric vehicle (EV) charging station, powered by chargEV, at the Starbucks Eco Grandeur in Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Over the next three years, more EV charging stations, comprising both DC fast chargers and AC charging points, will be built within Starbucks vast network of drive-thru stores in Malaysia as part of the brand’s commitment to be a more resource-positive company.

“Charging your car should be as seamless as ordering a cup of coffee,” said Dato’ Sydney Quays, Group CEO of Berjaya Food Berhad and managing director of Starbucks Malaysia & Brunei. “As a company, we have always been passionate about protecting our planet and driving innovation to enhance the Starbucks experience for our customers. With the inclusion of EV chargers in our stores, it represents a significant milestone in our sustainability efforts as a company, and we hope will lead the retail industry towards a decarbonized future for Malaysia.”

The installation of EV charging machines at Starbucks stores is the first for a retail coffee chain in Malaysia. It also offers a unique opportunity for customers as they can look forward to unwinding inside the store with their preferred Starbucks beverage while their cars recharge outside.

YGT Senior Vice President of Electromobility Ruslin Tamsir said, "We are delighted to support Starbuck's ambition of innovating with more responsible stores by providing chargEV solutions to their outlets, and we are jointly committed to rolling out even more charge points over the next few years."

chargEV is the nation’s largest public charging network operating over 400 charging points nationwide. Two types of charging points are offered based on the EV users’ charging needs: the DC fast chargers at 50kW allow quick charging speed that typically do not exceed an hour while the standard AC chargers slowly charge EVs beyond the hour, which is suitable for those who are not in a hurry and want to enjoy a cup of coffee with friends or by themselves.

As of October 18th, there are 26 EV charging stations at 17 Starbucks stores within Klang Valley, Penang, Malacca and Johor in Malaysia.

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