BSM unveils rapid chargers

Lyna Mohamad

Brunei Shell Marketing Company Sdn Bhd (BSM) unveiled the Shell Recharge service yesterday.

Minister of Energy Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Mohd Hussein and BSM Managing Director Muhammad Norshafiee bin Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Jalil jointly officiated the Shell Recharge at BSM booth at the Electric Vehicle (EV) Pilot Project Exhibition showcase.

BSM will offer a range of charging solutions to support the future of EVs to help realise the nation’s Electric Vehicle Joint Task Force (EVJTF)’s initiatives.

With Shell Recharge, drivers can conveniently charge their cars via high-powered charging at on-the-go retail sites, fast charging at specific destinations (offices, commercial centres) or at home.

This is in addition to the range of quality fuels, BSM will continue to offer to Brunei drivers at retail sites nationwide.

BSM managing director said, “BSM is committed to offering cleaner energy solutions to power Brunei’s transportation sector.

Minister of Energy Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Mohd Hussein and BSM Managing Director Muhammad Norshafiee bin Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Jalil at the ceremony. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR

“This is an exciting time for the nation as we see the country embrace greener mobility and welcome evolving technologies to co-exist with conventional transport fuels in the next few years. I am pleased to share, as part of the pilot project, BSM will offer high-powered 150-kilowatt and 50-kilowatt rapid chargers this year at selected retail stations and destination
sites. These locations have been chosen because of their proximity to main driving routes and infrastructure readiness.

“BSM is also working with car dealerships to offer home DC chargers to their customers.

“We will work on expanding to other locations and in parallel explore opportunities to collaborate with commercial centres and office buildings to install rapid chargers while continuing to work with car dealerships for home charger DC installations,” he said.

To identify the needs and requirements to meet the growth of electric vehicle ownership, BSM will continue to work closely with relevant authorities, he added.

BSM showcases a range of chargers, namely the home charger for overnight charging and the 50-kilowatt rapid chargers that can charge most cars from zero to 80 per cent in 30 minutes, at the exhibition.

BSM will also carry out a survey to gauge public preference for future Shell Recharge destinations. Shell Recharge first debuted in Singapore and was introduced later in Malaysia.

Brunei is the third country in Southeast Asia to be introduced the charging service.