In moving the organization towards achieving its sustainability goals and at the same time providing customers with a holistic ecosystem, Maybank Islamic Berhad and Etiqa today announced their initiative to Electric Vehicles (EV) charging stations at their office premises.
They will be partnering with local EV charging service provider, ParkEasy to install 4 charging stations at the Dataran Maybank building here, 2 each under the sponsorship of Maybank Islamic Berhad and Etiqa respectively. Maybank Islamic has further committed to increase additional EV charging stations at other identified locations.
The four chargers are placed at Dataran Maybank’s Tower B, Perimeter parking closest to the Premier Wealth Centre branch as well at the Basement 1, for use by the public and Maybank’s employees. The chargers are controlled by an application which will allow customers and Maybank’s own employees the convenience of pre-booking the services and making wireless payments. The unveiling of the charging stations was attended by ParkEasy CEO Warren Chan who provided a charging demonstration on the country’s first preview of the BMW iX xDrive 40.
CEO of Maybank Islamic, Dato’ Mohamed Rafique Merican said that this initiative is part of the Maybank Group’s effort towards achieving its sustainability goals and to provide customers with a facility for charging their EV or hybrid vehicles and to spur the growth of EV adoption in the country.
Kamaludin Ahmad, Group CEO of Etiqa Insurance & Takaful hopes that by providing EV charging facilities at the basement carpark, more employees would be encouraged to make the switch to electric cars, thus leading the transition towards full EV adoption.
Maybank Group’s Chief Sustainability Officer Shahril Azuar Jimin meanwhile said “We aim to continuously innovate and support initiatives that will enable a just transition to a low carbon economy for everyone in society. This initiative supports the reduction of harmful emissions and is line with our aim encourage greater environmental responsibility.”
Under the National Electric Mobility Blueprint, Malaysia aspires to install 125,000 EV charging stations by 2030. Maybank Islamic and Etiqa are supportive of this effort and are already looking to pursue installations at other locations in the coming year.