Last week, we reported that some DC fast chargers installed at BMW Malaysia dealerships have started working on a per-use basis at different rates in different places mentioned in our story.
It has also been revealed by BMW Malaysia that although not all of its dealers have started implementing such a policy, the entire network will eventually move towards making payments mandatory, with a standard rate being applied to all dealerships.
That rate has now been determined. In a document viewed by this publication, the charging cost for the BMW DC network appears to have been set, the prices being determined subject to the charging output capacity of the DC charger.
There are six price segments, listing DC outputs from 30 kW to 180 kW, and rates are different for BMW EV subscribers and non-BMW EV owners as the DCFC network is open to the public. For non-BMW EV owners, the rates are:
- DC 30 kW charger – RM0.60 sen per minute usage
- DC 50 kW charger – RM1.00 / min
- DC 60 kW charger – RM1.40 / min
- DC 90 kW charger – RM1.80 / min
- DC 120 kW charger – RM2.40 / min
- DC 180 kW charger – RM3.60 / min
For BMW customers, the rates are:
- DC 30 kW charger – RM0.40 sen per minute usage
- DC 50 kW charger – RM0.80 sen / min
- DC 60 kW charger – RM1.00 / min
- DC 90 kW charger – RM1.40 / min
- DC 120 kW charger – RM2.00 / min
- DC 180 kW charger – RM2.80 / min
In terms of cost, the Melaka will use a 30 kW charger similar to the unit of Seong Hoe Premium Motors at RM36 per hour for a non-BMW owner, while RM24 will cost RM24 for the same period for BMW owners. As the output increases, so do the things – at 120 kW and 180 kW output, usage for non-BMW owners is RM144 and RM216 per hour, while BMW owners will pay RM120 and RM168 for the same period of use, respectively.
The hourly rate does not fully represent the actual value, as it would normally take longer to charge using a slower charger, say 30 or 50 kilowatts than faster. For example, a BMW iX with a 50 kW charger would take 60 minutes to charge from 20-80% SoC, at a cost of RM48. Using a 180 kW charger will take about 20 minutes to get the same juice, which will cost RM56.
The 120 kW rate is already being applied to the Tian Siang Premium Auto Ipoh Last week, a non-BMW user reported a rate of RM2.40 per minute used by non-BMW owners and it took him about 45 minutes to top up his car from 56% to 100%, costing him RM108 in the process. . Meanwhile, in Auto Bavaria Ara Damansara, the 180 kW charger is configured to 90 kW, and so it seems to be charging RM1.40 per minute for listed BMW owners last week.
At the highest end, this rate is slightly lower than for Shell Recharge HPC networks, which have an RM4 confirmation fee in per-use-per-use format and RM20 for every five minutes charge for the first 25 minutes and RM20 then every five minutes block, which is per hour RM240 (or RM244 with confirmation fee) works.
Although it is not known when the standardized price will be applied, or the Charge Point Operator (CPO) and the relevant payment / booking app are not specified – the field is only for the next one in the document. “To confirm” As listed. As we understand it, BMW DCFCs are supposed to run under the ChargEV network, but things on this front seem to have calmed down of late.
The document added that the proposed priority rate (approximately 20% discount) for BMW customers would be decided by dealers. It also recommends that all dealers follow the same rate to ensure consistency. What do you think about the charging cost of a BMW DC charging network? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.