Pos Malaysia Charges Forward with EV Charging Stations

Pos Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia’s post and parcel service provider, recently announced its strategic partnership with Yinson GreenTech (“YGT”) for the launch of the electric vehicle (EV) charging station powered by chargEV, the country’s largest EV charging network and charge point operator. EV charging stations are now available daily from 7am to 11pm at six Pos Malaysia Post Offices (“PO”) throughout the country including Shah Alam, Ipoh, Melaka, Seremban, Alor Setar and Johor Bahru.

Pos Malaysia's commitment to advancing sustainable mobility solutions and expanding access to sustainable energy sources is demonstrated through the installation of EV chargers. 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. Charging an EV up to 80% 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.

Pos Malaysia Berhad’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Charles Brewer said, “This partnership marks a big step in our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship. As Malaysia’s postal and courier provider, we embrace the responsibility to forge a path towards a more sustainable future and we recognise the significance of integrating sustainability into every facet of our operations, ensuring that our legacy endures for generations to come.”

“We are thrilled to offer sustainable mobility solutions to further delight our customers. By collaborating with an esteemed partner like Yinson, we can drive positive change in the realm of sustainable transportation and reduce range anxiety for EV users as we make EV charging stations available at our POs. 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.

Mr Eirik Barclay, Chief Executive Officer of YGT said, “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. This not only grows our 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 their carbon footprint thereby taking the first step in playing a part in accelerating the net zero future.”

This initiative also aims to encourage EV users to explore Pos Malaysia's diverse range of offerings while charging their vehicles at PO 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.

Pos Malaysia remains dedicated to delivering on its sustainability goals on multiple fronts, including its commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Pos Malaysia 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) programme, and it actively contributes to managing sustainability and reducing the carbon footprint of the post and parcel industry.