Suria KLCC is currently the single location with the most EV charging stations in the country. This is made possible with Petronas’ Gentari EV charging network that has deployed a total of 27 chargers at the shopping mall’s basement car park. The free charging promo has ended, and here’s how much it will cost to charge your electric vehicle effective 1st October 2022.
As shown in the Setel app, the 60kW DC Fast Chargers located at P4, Pillar 6B at Suria KLCC now costs RM0.60/minute. This calculates to RM18 if you were to charge your EV for 30 minutes. These chargers uses the CCS head and it comes with its own cable which is pretty heavy.
To activate the charger, you can use the Setel app. Just scan the QR code using your phone’s camera and you will be directed to a page to select the charger. In case you didn’t know, you can find the number at the sides of the DC charger. After authenticating the payment via Face ID or with your 6-digit pin, your EV will start charging. If you’ve set a DC charging limit in your vehicle, the charger will immediately stop charging once it reaches the limit. Alternatively, the Setel app also allows you to stop charging remotely.
For DC charging, it is recommended to limit the charge up to 80% as the charging rate will drop tremendously beyond that. Since you’re paying by the minute, it isn’t cost-effective to charge all the way to 100%. Another thing to take note is that a single DC Fast Charger can be used to charge two vehicles but the total output is shared.
If another EV is plugged into the same station, the charging output will drop from 60kW to 30kW, which will double your charging time. Ideally, it is best to charge one vehicle per DC charger to get a faster charge for your money. There are two 60kW DC Fast chargers at P4 which can charge a total of 4 EVs at 30kW each or 2 EVs at 60kW each.
From our recent experience charging the Hyundai Ioniq 5 Max, the 60kW DC charger was able to charge the car from 35% to 80% in just 32 minutes.
Charging the Hyundai Ioniq 5 Max with Gentari's 60kW DC fast charger at P4, Suria KLCC. 32-80% charge in just half an hour.#HyundaiIoniq5Max #Gentari #SuriaKLCC #DCcharger #SetelEV@setel pic.twitter.com/A5qdYPsY56— SoyaCincau (@Soya_Cincau) September 30, 2022
Gentari’s AC 11kW charger at P2 and P3 at Suria KLCC
If you don’t need fast charging, you can use Gentari’s AC chargers located at Level P2 (13B and 12C) or P3 (13B, 12C and 14A) which come with their own Type 2 cable. Similar to the 60kW DC fast chargers, you can activate the charger using the Setel app by scanning the QR code with your camera app. These AC 11kW chargers now cost 10 sen per minute, which is equivalent to RM6.00 per hour. With the Hyundai Ioniq 5 Max, 11kW AC charging takes an estimated 5 hours to charge from 32% to 100%.
There are also two 11kW AC chargers at the outdoor area of Mandarin Oriental Hotel and they cost RM1.50 per 15 minutes. This also calculates to RM6.00 per hour.
Free charging available at Premium Car Park
In addition to the paid EV chargers, Suria KLCC also has 20 AC chargers installed at the Premium Car Park which supports AC charging up to 22kW. However, these chargers don’t come with a cable attached, so you’ll have to use your own Type 2 cable. To access this area, you’ll have to pay a RM10 fee by tapping your Touch ‘n Go or other payment cards at the gantry. Take note that the standard Suria KLCC parking fee still applies.
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