KUALA LUMPUR: BMW Malaysia has handed over a fleet of BMW 5 Series Hybrid with eDrive technology to Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) for use at the Conference of the Electric Power Supply Industry (CEPSI) 2018.
BMW Malaysia said the fleet would be the official cars at the landmark conference, taking place from September 17 to 22 September at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
TNB is hosting CEPSI 2018 on behalf of The Association of Electricity Supply Industry of East Asia and the Western Pacific (AESIEAP).
The cars were handed over by BMW Group Malaysia managing director and chief executive officer Harald Hoelzl to TNB chief corporate officer and AESIEAP 2017/2018 secretary general Datuk Wira Roslan Ab Rahman at TNB headquarters here today.
Hoelzl said the collaboration signified 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,” he said in a statement today.
Roslan said the cars would shuttle VVIPs and AESIEAP executive council members throughout the five-day conference.
“This e-mobility partnership is the first of its kind for CEPSI since its inception in 1976 in Hong Kong.
“The partnership is timely as electric vehicles are generating a revolution in transportation across the globe,” he added.
Roslan said TNB’s wholly owned TNB Energy Services Sdn Bhd was collaborating with Malaysian Green Technology Corp to deliver an integrated service to electric vehicle owners in Malaysia.
With the conference themed “Reimagining the Utility of the Future”, BMW will be sharing its thoughts on the Mobility of the Future courtesy of Dr. Alexander Kotouc, head of BMW i product management, who is a keynote speaker at the event.
As the official e-mobility partner, the German automaker will also be unveiling a new model from its BMW i portfolio.
Hoelzl said the conference would be an opportunity for the automaker to share a truly progressive model from its 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,” he said.