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Delta continues its expansion with supply of vehicle chargers to Malaysia

By Helen Ku  /  Staff reporter

Delta Electronics Inc (台達電), the nation’s top power supply maker, said on Friday that it had started supplying wall-mounted AC electric vehicle chargers in Malaysia as part of the company’s effort to expand its share of the global electric vehicle market.

Delta has targeted the country’s largest motor vehicle distributor, Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad, to gain access to the Malaysian market.

First Energy Networks Sdn Bhd (FEN), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tan Chong, will help market Delta’s new electric vehicle charger product, the company said.

“The Tan Chong Group is actively promoting electric vehicles, which is consistent with Delta’s mission ‘to provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,’” Herman Chang (張育銘), general manager of Delta’s charging and microgrid solutions business unit, said in an e-mailed statement.

“Our cooperation with the Tan Chong Group will provide a convenient, quick and safe charging service for electric vehicle users in Malaysia,” he added.

Tan Chong is currently the exclusive distributor of Nissan Motor Co Ltd’s latest “Leaf” electric car in Malaysia, and Delta said its new wall-mounted AC electric vehicle charger has become standard equipment for the Japanese car.

The vehicle charger allows motorists to charge their cars within four hours, Delta said.

In addition to selling products, Delta is also cooperating with FEN to install 20 electric vehicle charging stations in Malaysia’s major shopping malls and public facilities in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Malacca and Johor Bahru to provide electric vehicle owners free and convenient charging services, the company said.

“The combination of our electric vehicles and Delta’s highly energy-efficient residential chargers is a very appealing option for our customers,” FEN director Reza Mutalib said.

“Tan Chong is, therefore, empowering a significant acceleration of the electric vehicle market in Malaysia,” he added.

In a bid to offset decreasing sales of power supply units for PCs, Delta has been over the past two years focusing its attention on electric vehicle charging stations.

The company has reached other overseas markets such as Norway and Thailand, and set up several electric vehicle charging stations at Hong Kong International Airport, as well as Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area.

Delta said the company’s DC electric vehicle quick charger has gained certification in Japan, while its AC chargers have passed tests by multiple electric vehicle makers in Europe, the US and Japan.

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