EV Charging in Post Covid-19 Economy

Electric Vehicle Charger

By now, it is clear that this pandemic will have intensely damaging effects on both the Malaysian macroeconomy as well as on the economic welfare of the nation. Long before the partial lockdown measures in Malaysia, the outbreak Covid-19 had created wide-ranging supply chain distribution that have reverberated across the globe.

The impact of the Covid-19 crisis has effectively speeded the energy transition in the short-term, providing a unique opportunity for power generation to adopt far higher levels of renewables in their fuel mix. The energy transition is a pathway towards transformation of the global energy sector from fossil fuel-based to zero-carbon by the second half of this century. It is without a doubt that this transition needs to happen sooner rather than later to negate the effects of climate change and even revitalize the environment. Of course, making this enormous shift in energy infrastructure will be challenging but it will have significant benefits in the long run.

Another clear fact of the transition is the continuously falling costs of new energy technologies including electric vehicles, solar farm, wind farm and batteries & energy storages. The cheapest source of electricity in almost every country in the world today is renewables. For example, electric vehicles are a cheaper way to run a transport system and the retail price of an EV is going to reach price parity with that of traditional vehicles.

Pestech Energy Sdn Bhd. is one of the leaders in the field of electric vehicle charging solutions. The strategic focus highlights the importance of the technologies behind Electric Vehicles and Energy-efficient vehicles (EEV) as the future of transportation. Pestech has embarked on this initiative to roll-out an easy-to-use & cashless transaction EV Charging App (myEVC) on both Android & iOS platforms with the larger goal of encouraging the ubiquitous adoption of EVs in the market.

WHY myEVC? / Key Features (myEVC) myEVC Application

  • Automated Point of Sales
  • Mobile App with Integrated Payment Gateway
  • Detailed Charging Statistics
  • One-Click Station Details
  • User Alerts on updates of charging station details
  • Real-time Downloadable Reports
  • Cloud-portal to manage database of EV Chargers

General Questions – Attached the steps to use the mobile application

  1. How do I know the EV Charger is available for charging?
  • You can easily find places to charge with the station map on my-EVC mobile app. Once you open the app, search for a station’s address or look at the stations around you and choose which station works best for you.
  1. How do I start a charging session?
  • With the myEVC app installed, you can start a charging session by holding your phone scanning the QR code of the station. Make sure you have signed in to your account with sufficient credit balance. A typical User Journey is as shown below:

myEVC- Electric Vehicle Charger Application

  1. What are the notifications I will receive from myEVC?

Notifications help you stay aware of your electric vehicle charging status at all times. Notification will prompt you during the following scenarios:

  • When your car is fully charged.
  • When charging is interrupted.
  • For charging station reservation status and reminders.

Pestech Energy is well-positioned in our offering to cater to the EV market and are always looking to value add our clients & partners alike. To find out more how could join us in this EV journey and about our Pestech EV Charging Infrastructure, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Citations:

  1. Cholteeva, Yoana. “Covid-19 Response Accelerates the Renewable Transition, According to Wärtsilä.” Power Technology | Energy News and Market Analysis, 17 Apr. 2020.
  2. Bond, Kingsmill. “COVID-19 and the Energy Transition: Crisis as Midwife to the New.” Carbon Tracker Initiative, 7 Apr. 2020.

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