How Far Can Your EV Go Before Stopping at These Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

For years, the idea of electric cars ruling our roads seemed like a distant fantasy. But as the world shifts to an increasingly environmentally-friendly attitude, the automotive industry has begun making electric cars a reality considering vehicles contribute largely to air pollution. With more brands moving their focus towards the expansion of the EV segment, we can expect more EVs on the road within the next 20 or 30 years.  

Charging stations

But How Does an EV Work? 

There are debates on whether electric cars are convenient as they are fully battery-operated. EVs are powered by plugging the car into a charge point – which you may have seen in certain car parks or gas stations in Malaysia – and they take in the electricity from the grid. 

The electricity is then stored in the vehicle’s rechargeable battery to power up the electric motor that turns the wheels and accelerates the car. 

Are EVs Better Than Conventional Cars? 

Compared to cars that are powered by petrol, electric cars have a shorter driving range and may take a while to recharge. Hence, the question of convenience is there as if your car’s battery depletes, your only source of powering it up again is at a charging station. 

Conversely, EVs essentially have less parts and require less maintenance than internal combustion engines, and are less harmful to the environment –  EVs are more efficient in converting energy into movement compared to conventional gasoline or diesel. 

EVs also work better with renewable energy sources, while also producing no harmful emissions from their tailpipe. 

5 Factors that Affect an Electric Car’s Driving Range

In Malaysia, though the EV industry is just picking up, electric vehicle charging stations are popping up almost everywhere and the use of such cars are gradually rising. 

Carging Electric Car

But there is a lot of talk about the driving range of an EV as a main concern of a potential electric car buyer is how far the car can actually go with a single charge. Generally, the range that an all-electric car can travel before it needs to be recharged varies from 120km to 350km, but it all depends on these five factors. 

  1. Battery Range

The biggest factor that affects the range of an EV is the capacity of its lithium-ion battery. This basically refers to the amount of electricity and how densely the battery cells are stored in the lithium-ion battery. If the battery cells are stored more densely, the longer your driving range would be.

Apart from that, battery degradation can also affect the driving range. Over time, when an EV’s battery slowly loses its capacity, the amount of electricity that can be stored in it would be lesser compared to a new battery which in turn, lowers the driving range of an EV.

2. Speed 

We all know that driving at high speeds is dangerous but with EVs, high acceleration can also reduce your electric car’s efficiency – the faster you drive, the more work the battery has to do. Hence, you lose battery power quickly.

We have listed a table below which shows the approximate relationship between constant speed and driving range. From here, you will notice that driving at a lower speed helps increase your driving range percentage.

Speed

Driving Range Percentage 

100km/h

50%

80km/h

70%

60km/h

90%

50 km/h

100%

3. Driving Style

Similar to how mileage gets affected in a car that is powered by petrol, an EV’s range is also determined by how well you drive. We know that acceleration can drastically reduce battery life, so sudden or frequent acceleration will essentially have an impact on its driving range.

4. Tire Condition

While an electric car requires a lot less in terms of servicing, there is a need to keep a close watch on the tires. Automotive companies usually fit electric cars with low-rolling resistance tires to expand on its range, but this compromises the tire grip itself.  

Nevertheless, old and worn-out tires will definitely affect the performance of a car, no matter if it is running on fuel or battery power –  bad tires are overall dangerous to drive with! 

5. Road Condition 

Going uphill or downhill will have a vast difference on your EV’s driving range. Going up would need more energy while breaking and moving naturally while going downhill will save some energy. So, the battery power would surely deplete slower when you are moving downhill. Just like a normal petrol-driven car, the condition of different road surfaces would also impact the driving range of a car.

Electric Cars with the Longest Driving Range

1.Tesla Model S (Range: 575 kilometers)

Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S is a full-sized sedan electric car with luxury liftback doors produced by Tesla Motors. It is labeled as the “3rd fastest accelerating production car ever produced” and has a driving range that is higher than any other EVs.

2.Tesla Model 3 (Range: 560 Kilometers) 

Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is a mid-sized all-electric luxury EV that can travel as far as 560 kilometers on one battery charge. This car has the ability to accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in under five seconds. It offers high-tech features such as the centrally mounted landscape display that has all the information from satellite navigation to wiper control.

3.Tesla Model X (Range: 470 Kilometers) 

Tesla Model X

The Tesla Model X is a luxury Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) that uses the same chassis, battery, and electric motors as the Model S. It also shares the same central touchscreen on the dashboard and Autopilot system, as well as access to the Supercharger network for speedy charging.

4.Nissan Leaf e+ (Range: 240 Kilometers)

nissan leaf

The Nissan Leaf is the most affordable everyday electric car that can be found in Malaysia. The latest upgrade that comes in the form of Nissan Leaf e+ is able to go from zero to 100 kilometers in under eight seconds and there are several driving modes that you can pick from.

5. BMW i3 (Range: 240 Kilometers) 

This BMW i3 is a quick ride that is able to go from zero to 100 kilometers in under seven seconds. This car is well worth considering if you are looking for an electric hatchback in Malaysia that’s easy to drive around every day.

Here is a List of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Malaysia

electric vehicle charging station

Taking into consideration the growing demand for EVs and PHEVs in Malaysia, you can find over 300 chargEV charging stations all over Malaysia to help keep your battery full. Not only that, but there are also over 60 Petronas stations located along major highways that are equipped with chargEV charging stations for the convenience of their customers.

1. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Johor

Location Capacity Unit
JB Forest City Sales Gallery AC 22.0kW 3
Setia Tropika Welcome Centre AC 2.0kW 1
Eco Business Park AC 22.0kW 1
Eco Business Park AC 3.7kW 1
Setia Tropika Welcome Centre, Jalan Setia Tropika 1/21 AC 22.0kW 1
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru AC 3.7kW 1
Forest City Phoenix International Marina Hotel AC 22.0kW 3
Jen Johor Puteri Harbour by Shangri-La AC 22.0kW 2
Medini 7 AC 3.7kW 1
Menara Landmark Medical Suites AC 3.7kW 1
Forest City Transport Hub AC 22.0kW 1
Forest City Transport Hub AC 3.7kW 1
Petronas Bandar Seri Alam 1, Lebuhraya Pasir Gudang AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Lebuhraya Pasir Gudang 2 (JB Bound) AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Machap Southbound AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Pasir Gudang Highway 3 AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas R&R Gelang Patah Southbound AC 22.0kW 2
Petronas R&R Skudai AC 3.7kW 2
R&R Pagoh Southbound AC 3.7kW 2
Eco Botanic Club House AC 22.0kW 2
Johor Premium Outlets AC 22.0kW 2
Komtar JBCC AC 22.0kW 2
Mall of Medini AC 22.0kW 1
Wetex Parade AC 3.7kW 2
BMW Bavaria Tebrau AC 22.0kW 1
Molek Pine AC 22.0kW 1

2. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Kedah

Location Capacity Unit
Amanjaya Specialist AC 3.7kW 1
Langkawi Hospital AC 22.0kW 1
Adya Hotel Langkawi AC 22.0kW 1
Aseanian Hotel Langkawi AC 22.0kW 1
The Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Quay AC 22.0kW 2
R&R Gunung Semanggol Northbound AC 22.0kW 2
Panorama Langkawi Sdn Bhd AC 22.0kW 2
Central Square Shopping Mall AC 22.0kW 2
Kulim Central Shopping Centre AC 22.0kW 2
Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall AC 22.0kW 1
BMW Lee Motors Showroom AC 3.7kW 1
Langkawi Wildlife Park AC 22.0kW 1

3.Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Kuala Lumpur

Location Capacity Unit
Kompleks Perdana Siswa Universiti Malaya AC 3.7kW 1
Bukit Bintang City Centre Sales Gallery AC 22.0kW 2
Saville @ The Park Bangsar AC 3.7kW 1
Equatorial Plaza AC 22.0kW 1
Equatorial Plaza AC 7.4kW 3
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown AC 22.0kW 2
Four Season Hotel Kuala Lumpur AC 7.0kW 2
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur AC 3.7kW 1
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel AC 22.0kW 3
G Tower AC 22.0kW 3
Lembaga Getah Malaysia AC 22.0kW 1
Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) AC 22.0kW 3
Menara Citibank Malaysia AC 22.0kW 2
Menara Dion AC 22.0kW 1
Menara Dion AC 3.7kW 1
Menara Maybank AC 22.0kW 2
Mercu UEM AC 22.0kW 2
Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas East West Link AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas NPE Taman Desa AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Penchala Link Arah Damansara AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas R&R Awan Besar AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas R&R Kinrara Kesas AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Technology Park Malaysia AC 22.0kW 1
TPC Kuala Lumpur AC 22.0kW 2
Avenue K Shopping Mall AC 22.0kW 2
KL Eco City Mall AC 22.0kW 2
MyTOWN Shopping Centre AC 22.0kW 3
Publika Shopping Gallery AC 22.0kW 6
Viva Shopping Mall AC 3.7kW 2
Viva Shopping Mall AC 3.7kW 1
BMW Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur AC 7.0kW 1
BMW Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi AC 3.7kW 1
BMW Damansara, Ingress Auto AC 3.7kW 1
Acroris Mont Kiara AC 3.7kW 1
Binjai On the Park Condominium AC 22.0kW 2
The Robertson AC 3.7kW 2
The Troika AC 22.0kW 2

4.Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Melaka

Location Capacity Unit
Kings Green Hotel City Centre Melaka AC 3.7kW 2
Pejabat Cawangan MBMB Dataran 1Malaysia AC 3.7kW 1
Petronas Ayer Keroh RSA South Bound AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas R&R Ayer Keroh Northbound AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas R&R Ayer Keroh RSA Southbound AC 22.0kW 1
KFC Sungai Udang AC 3.7kW 1
Mahkota Parade Shopping Centre AC 22.0kW 3
Seong Hoe Premium Motors AC 3.7kW 1

5.Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Negeri Sembilan

Location Capacity Unit
D’wharf Hotel & Serviced Residence AC 22.0kW 3
Kualiti Alam Sdn Bhd AC 3.7kW 3
Petronas Pedas Linggi Layby Northbound PLUS AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas R&R Seremban Northbound, PLUS Highway AC 18.0kW 1
Petronas R&R Seremban Southbound, PLUS Highway AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Rasah, Negeri Sembilan AC 22.0kW 1
R&R Seremban Northbound AC 22.0kW 2
BMW Millennium Welt Seremban AC 3.7kW 1

6.Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Pahang

Location Capacity Unit
Petronas – Gambang Arah Barat AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas – Gambang Arah Timur AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Bentong R&R AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Genting Sempah AC 13.0kW 1
Petronas Km 72 L/Raya Karak Arah Kl AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Peramu 2 AC 22.0kW 1

7. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Perak

Location Capacity Unit
The Haven All Suites Resort, Ipoh AC 22.0kW 2
Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh AC 3.7kW 1
Petronas Machap Northbound AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas R&R Gunung Semanggol Southbound AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Sg Perak North Bound AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Sg Perak South Bound AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Simpang Pulai Northbound AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Simpang Pulai Southbound AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Tapah (PLUS) AC 22.0kW 1
R&R Tapah Northbound AC 22.0kW 2
Perak Tourist Information Centre AC 3.7kW 1
BMW Tian Siang Premium Auto Ipoh AC 3.7kW 1
Lost World of Tambun AC 3.7kW 2

8.Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Penang

Location Capacity Unit
Ecoworld Gallery @Eco Terraces AC 3.7kW 1
Ecoworld Gallery @Meadows AC 3.7kW 1
Setia Welcome Centre Spice AC 3.7kW 1
Hard Rock Hotel Penang AC 22.0kW 2
Hotel Equatorial Penang AC 22.0kW 1
Hotel Equatorial Penang AC 3.7kW 3
Petronas BKE (Butterworth Bound) AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas BKE 1 AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Juru Layby Northbound AC 22.0kW 1
Entopia By Penang Butterfly Farm AC 22.0kW 2
MBPP Relau Sports Complex AC 3.7kW 2
Design Village Outlet Mall AC 3.7kW 2
Gurney Plaza AC 3.7kW 1
Queensbay Mall AC 3.7kW 2
BMW Dealership Malaysia Auto Bavaria, Penang AC 3.7kW 1
BMW Tian Siang Premium Auto Penang AC 3.7kW 1

9.Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Sarawak

Location Capacity Unit
The Waterfront Hotel AC 22.0kW 1
Sarawak Energy Berhad AC 22.0kW 1
Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara, Kuching Waterfront AC 22.0kW 1
Plaza Merdeka AC 22.0kW 1
The Spring Shopping Mall AC 22.0kW 1

10. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Selangor

Location Capacity Unit
KLIA AC 22.0kW 3
KLIA 2 AC 22.0kW 6
Setia City Convention Center AC 3.7kW 2
Allo Technology Sdn Bhd AC 22.0kW 1
Bandar Rimbayu Show Gallery AC 3.7kW 1
Ecoworld Gallery @Eco Grandeur AC 22.0kW 1
Ecoworld Gallery @Eco Majestic AC 3.7kW 1
Lifestyle Hub (Setia Eco Park) AC 22.0kW 1
Sales Gallery Setia Eco Glade AC 22.0kW 1
Setia Alam Welcome Centre AC 3.7kW 1
Setia Eco Hill Semenyih AC 3.7kW 1
Setia Eco Templer Sales Gallery AC 22.0kW 1
Setia Trio Sales Gallery AC 22.0kW 1
SP Setia Corporate HQ AC 3.7kW 1
Cyberview Resort and Spa AC 3.7kW 2
Dash Box Hotel AC 3.7kW 1
Gold Coast Morib International Resort AC 3.7kW 1
Putrajaya Marriott Hotel AC 3.7kW 2
PPAS Raja Tun Uda Shah Alam AC 3.7kW 1
AMD Magic Cyberjaya AC 22.0kW 1
Bangunan SSASS AC 3.7kW 1
Dataran PHB Saujana Subang AC 22.0kW 1
Kiara Bay Sales Gallery AC 22.0kW 2
Kompleks 3C MPSJ AC 3.7kW 1
Laman PKNS AC 3.7kW 2
Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam AC 3.7kW 1
Majlis Daerah Hulu Selangor AC 3.7kW 1
Majlis Daerah Sabak Bernam AC 3.7kW 1
Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya AC 3.7kW 1
Majlis Perbandaran Klang AC 7.0kW 1
Majlis Perbandaran Sepang AC 3.7kW 1
Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya AC 3.7kW 2
Malaysia Automotive Robotics and IoT Institute AC 3.7kW 1
Malaysian Green Technology Corporation AC 22.0kW 3
MBSA Pejabat Cawangan Setia Alam AC 3.7kW 1
MBSA Cawangan Kota Kemuning AC 3.7kW 1
Pejabat Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) AC 3.7kW 1
Rekascape AC 22.0kW 2
SME Technopreneur Centre AC 3.7kW 2
NGV Petronas Grand Saga 1 KL Bound AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Batu 3 Federal Highway AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Elite Highway AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Elite Layby @ Bukit Jelutong AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Grand Saga 2 AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Grand Saga 3 AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Kesas Highway (KL-Bound) AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Kundang Timur Latar AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Latar R&R Kundang Barat AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas NKVE Bukit Raja Klang Bound AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas NKVE Damansara AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas NKVE Subang AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Puchong Gateway AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Putra Height AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Shapadu Highway AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Silk Highway – SKVE AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas SKVE AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Solaris Putra AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Solaris Serdang AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Sprint Highway AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Sungai Buloh Layby AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Temasya Federal Highway AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas Ulu Bernam AC 22.0kW 1
Petronas USJ Kesas – Westbound AC 22.0kW 1
Masjid Al-Azim, Ampang Jaya AC 3.7kW 1
Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz AC 3.7kW 1
R&R Dengkil Southbound AC 22.0kW 2
Dewan MBSA Seksyen 4 AC 3.7kW 1
Kelab Komuniti Taman Tasik Cyberjaya AC 3.7kW 1
Kompleks D’star Arena AC 3.7kW 1
Pusat Akuatik Darul Ehsan AC 3.7kW 1
Aeon Mall Bukit Tinggi Klang AC 3.7kW 2
Dpulze Shopping Centre AC 22.0kW 2
Empire Shopping Gallery AC 3.7kW 2
IOI City Mall Putrajaya AC 3.7kW 1
IOI Mall Puchong AC 22.0kW 1
Jaya One AC 3.7kW 2
Metro Point Kajang AC 3.7kW 1
One City Mall AC 3.7kW 3
Paradigm Mall AC 3.7kW 2
SACC Mall AC 3.7kW 2
Setia City Mall AC 3.7kW 2
Seventeen Mall AC 22.0kW 2
Subang Parade AC 22.0kW 3
Sunway Giza Mall AC 3.7kW 2
The Curve Mall AC 3.7kW 2
The Mines Shopping Mall AC 3.7kW 1
Tropicana City Mall AC 3.7kW 2
BMW Ingress Auto Puchong AC 3.7kW 1
BMW Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Cyberjaya AC 3.7kW 1
BMW Wheelcorp Premium Setia Alam 4S Centre AC 3.7kW 1
Renault PJ Showroom AC 3.7kW 1
Koi Prima Condominium AC 22.0kW 1

11.Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Putrajaya

Location Capacity Unit
Blok E Kementerian Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air (KeTTHA) AC 3.7kW 1
Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE) AC 3.7kW 1
ORANGEBEAM AC 22.0kW 2

So, if you are interested in electric cars but are worried about driving long distances in Malaysia,  charging stations are readily available anywhere. But don’t forget to take note of the factors that affect the driving range too! 

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