AUTO BAVARIA Opens First EV Charging For Mini In Penang

Three New EV Charging Bays with MINI livery in Gurney Plaza Penang Now Open to the Public.

Auto Bavaria is pleased to introduce the first electric vehicle charging facility for the brand MINI in the northern region.

Revving up for a sustainable tomorrow with Northern Malaysia’s first ever MINI Electric Vehicle Charging Station! Auto Bavaria MINI and MINI Malaysia have just unveiled the facility, complete with 3 charging bays sporting MINI Electric’s Energetic Yellow.


Located on level six of Gurney Plaza Penang, the MINI charging facility features three units of the MINI Gen 3 Wallbox, capable of charging both fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Offering scalable charging power of up to 22kW, the charging operation on the MINI Gen 3 Wallbox is a hassle-free process, as one only needs to plug in the connector to a fully electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle to start charging.


Vi Thim Juan, Managing Director, Sime Darby Auto Bavaria said, “In 2022, the MINI Electric accounted for over 30 percent of the MINI models delivered by Auto Bavaria Penang, demonstrating a growing demand for Electric Vehicles in these parts of Malaysia.

meanwhile, the new facilities for charging MINI vehicles at Gurney Plaza aims to support this growing demand for electric vehicles as well as offer more access to public charging in the northern states.”

“Gurney Plaza is the ideal location for our charging facility as it is a popular mall strategically located in the heart of Penang, making the location convenient for EV owners to charge their vehicles while they are out and about shopping at the mall.” said Vi.

Peter Chan, General Manager, Mall Management, CapitaLand Investment said, “As a responsible company, CapitaLand is committed to operating our malls in a sustainable manner. We believe that the provision of more charging stations is key to greater adoption of EVs. This will then help in reducing carbon emissions. There are currently 4 EV charging stations in total including three from MINI.”

The three new charging bays at Gurney Plaza Penang are now open to the public. Operation hours are from 10am to 10pm daily.

Meanwhile, if you cant wait for delivery of a brand new Mini EV, you might want to consider a used Mini EV on sale.

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