Kuantan City Council (MBK) is planning to instal 160 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the city by 2025.
Under the green initiative project, these charging stations would be placed in 55 locations across the city, said MBK in a statement.
“The installation of these stations is done in cooperation with BLH Ecoenergy.
“This is the first collaboration between an EV charging company and a local authority in Malaysia.
“The EV charging station is an eco-friendly technology in line with the development of Kuantan as a sustainable city.
“It also promotes green initiatives that contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide in Kuantan,” said MBK.
The first charging stations have already been placed at Mega View Hotel, MBK Complex, Berjaya Megamall, Kompleks Seri Dagangan Centre and Air Putih.
MBK said the stations were installed after seeing the increasing use of EVs in Malaysia and neighbouring countries.
“The council is taking a proactive step to attract more tourists who are using EVs.
“This can directly contribute to the city’s tourism sector,” said MBK.
Two types of chargers have been provided: the AC type and the faster DC charger.
Under the project’s first phase, 33 stations will be set up in 13 locations this year.