BMW Malaysia is supporting the upcoming Conference of the Electric Power Supply Industry (CEPSI) 2018 as the Official e-Mobility Partner. In this role, the company is supplying a fleet of BMW 5-Series Hybrid sedans for use during the event which will be held in Kuala Lumpur from September 17 – 22.
The fleet of 530e sedans was handed over to Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) which is hosting CEPSI 2018 on behalf of The Association of Electricity Supply Industry of East ASIA and the Western Pacific (AESIEAP).
Commenting on BMW Malaysia’s partnership with TNB and CEPSI 2018, Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director and CEO of BMW Group Malaysia said: “The collaboration signifies BMW Malaysia’s intention in being a key partner in transforming the local Electro Mobility industry and the country’s ambition in Sustainable Development. We look forward in exchanging our industry-leading expertise and insights as well as gain knowledge from the many thought leaders at CEPSI to shape a better Malaysia.”
AESIEAP 2017/2018 Secretary General, Datuk Wira Roslan Ab Rahman, who received the cars, noted that this e-mobility partnership is the first of its kind for CEPSI since its inception in 1976 in Hong Kong SAR.
“The partnership is timely as electric vehicles are generating a revolution in transportation across the globe. On this note, TNB through our wholly-owned subsidiary, TNB Energy Services Sdn. Bhd. is collaborating with Malaysian Green Technology Corporation to deliver an integrated service to EV owners in Malaysia,” said Datuk Wira Roslan who is also TNB’s Chief Corporate Officer.
With the conference themed ‘Reimagining the Utility of the Future’, BMW will be sharing its thoughts on the Mobility of the Future. Dr. Alexander Kotouc, the Head of Product Management BMW i will be a keynote speaker at the event which will also see the company will also be unveiling a new model from its BMW i portfolio.
“CEPSI 2018 is also an opportunity for us to share a truly progressive model from our portfolio of Visionary Mobility. The new vehicle exemplifies how cutting-edge engineering and human-focused design as well as aesthetics can push the boundaries reimagining the future which is the theme of CEPSI this year,” said Mr. Hoelzl.