NanoMalaysia Bhd to implement pilot electric vehicle charger

NanoMalaysia Bhd (NMB), the leading agency for localisation of electric vehicle (EV) technology development under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) is piloting an EV charger at Temasya Petronas station located along the Federal Highway in Klang Valley using the RENEW (Renewable Energy Nanogrid) concept powered by clean, renewable energy technology using nano-enhanced solar panels.

The technology development is managed by Nano Commerce Sdn Bhd (NCSB), a wholly-owned subsidiary and business arm of NMB, partnering with a local EV enterprise.

RENEW collectively consists of a fast-charging 50kW EV charger, nano-enhanced solar PV panels, and lithium-ion batteries. The solar PV is enhanced through nano coating supplementing hydrophobic properties allowing greater efficiency during inclement weather.

With RENEW additionally powered by solar energy with energy storage capabilities, the system’s dependency on grid power is reduced by up to 20 per cent which effectively will assist Malaysia’s decarbonization.

This strategic collaboration between NanoMalaysia and PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad aligns with the National Energy Policy 2022-2040 of early-stage public-private initiatives to support charging infrastructures to enable and accommodate EV penetration.

NanoMalaysia’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Rezal Khairi Ahmad, said, RENEW is a significant milestone that we are now commercially deploying a charging station that rides on a locally developed renewable energy nanogrid technology, with the view of making fast charging, green energy easily accessible nationwide.

“Importantly, through this project, NanoMalaysia is aggressively nudging the country to be at least a regional leader in EV technology and innovation rather than just mere users of imported products.

“Success from this pilot project will strengthen the local EV industry and expedite the government’s target to achieve 10,000 EV charging stations in Malaysia by 2025 under the Low Carbon Mobility Development Plan 2021-2030,” he said.

-NIAGATIMES

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