Tesla Malaysia Opens More Supercharger Locations

Pavilion Bukit Jalil is home to Tesla Malaysia’s newest Supercharger facility as the EV carmaker works to grow its network of EV charging stations. Since the brand’s official debut in Malaysia less than six months ago, this will be the sixth Supercharger installment.

Drivers visiting the new site will be greeted by two Tesla Destination chargers and six Supercharger stalls. These are V3 Supercharger units, which can achieve DC fast charging speeds of up to 250kW, just as earlier deployments in Malaysia. Two Tesla Destination chargers, which can provide up to 22kW of AC charging, have also been installed by Tesla for those who have time to kill.

At present, the cost of a Tesla Supercharger in Malaysia is RM1.25 per kWh. To deter drivers hogging bays, Tesla charges an idle cost of RM2 per minute if 50% of the stations are in use or RM4 per minute if all of the stations are in use. And for the record, Malaysian Tesla Destination chargers offer free AC charging—for the time being at least.

This latest development makes Pavilion Bukit Jalil the third pavilion mall with Tesla chargers. With eight stalls overall, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur was Tesla’s first Supercharger location, while No 2 was the recently opened Pavilion Damansara Heights, which features five chargers open to the public.

These chargers can be easily accessed by Tesla owners without the need for an app or credit card because they are a part of the larger Tesla ecosystem. Simply plug it in and charge. The charging session will be automatically charged to the payment card you have on file for your Tesla account. When you programme your Tesla to navigate to a Supercharger, the battery will be preconditioned for the most efficient, best possible Supercharging experience, according to the carmaker. By going through this procedure, you can rest assured that the EV’s battery is at the ideal temperature for obtaining the fastest charging speed.

Using a Supercharger, Tesla claims that the Model 3 Long Range can add up to 282 km of driving range in about 15 minutes. The Model 3 Destination chargers, on the other hand, have a maximum 11kW support and can add up to 71 km of range each hour.

OUR THOUGHTS

Unlike Superchargers in the U.S., which are accessible to around a dozen non-Tesla brand EVs including Ford, GM and Mercedes-Benz, Tesla vehicles in Malaysia are only open for Tesla owners. As per the agreement with the local Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI), Tesla has to construct 50 fast chargers by 2026, with a minimum of 30% of them having to be accessible to all-electric vehicles, irrespective of their brand.

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