Pioneering rooftop solar programme exclusively designed for future owners of the BMW iX series EVs

Solaroo Systems Sdn Bhd ("Solaroo"), a leading provider of rooftop solar photovoltaic ("PV") solutions and a wholly-owned unit of Pekat Group Berhad (“Pekat”), proudly announces its partnership with esteemed BMW dealerships, Quill Automobiles and Millennium Welt. Together, they unveil Malaysia's pioneering rooftop solar programme exclusively designed for future owners of the BMW iX series electric vehicles (EVs).

This ground-breaking collaboration aims to empower new BMW iX owners on their sustainable journey by reducing emissions and embracing renewable energy. Participants in the programme will enjoy a complimentary 4.4 kilowatt peak ("kWp") rooftop solar PV system worth RM20,000 from Solaroo, with the flexibility to expand the system's capacity to meet their specific requirements.

By integrating a rooftop solar PV system, BMW iX owners can effectively harness renewable energy sources while reducing their carbon footprint, thereby increasing the sustainability of their driving experience.

Solaroo's rooftop solar PV solution, starting at a base size of 4.4 kWp, is expected to generate approximately 458kWh of electricity per month. This generation capacity is sufficient to offset the electricity consumption resulting from four full charges of the BMW iX (440kWh), given the EV's battery size of 110kWh and an impressive range of up to 630km.

Furthermore, participants have the opportunity to upgrade their solar PV system capacity to between 6.6kWp and 13.2kWp based on their monthly electricity bills. The estimated savings on monthly electricity bills will offset the additional upgrade costs within two to three years.

The programme includes two years of free maintenance for the rooftop solar PV system, complemented by insurance coverage that provides one-for-one parts replacements.

The BMW iX xDrive 50, featuring a starting price tag of RM546,800, boasts a larger battery, more powerful electric motors, and a total system output of 523 horsepower and 765Nm of torque. It joins the iX xDrive40, iX1, and iX3 in BMW's line-up of all-electric SUVs, available at Quill Automobiles and Millennium Welt.