Malaysian tips for EV charging bays detailed in GPP EVCB – planning and design, processes listed

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Malaysian guidelines for EV charging bays detailed in GPP EVCB – planning and design, processes listed

Final month, prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim stated the federal government would enhance the approval course of for the development of electrical automobile (EV) charging infrastructure, with the rules on electrical automobile charging bays (GPP EVCB) set to help that.

The 74-page doc, launched by the federal division of city and nation planning (JPBD), is presently out there for viewing on PlanMalaysia’s myTOWN.internet portal. It’s meant to offer state and native authorities in addition to stakeholders a set of parameters to plan, design and assemble EVCBs.

The GPP EVCB outlines the planning and design necessities for EVCBs in each current and new buildings and developments, in addition to hearth security necessities and native authorities procedures that should be adhered to. Some components of the GPP EVCB have been highlighted by the division in its brief presentation of it on the Worldwide Greentech & Eco Merchandise Exhibition and Convention Malaysia (IGEM) in KLCC earlier immediately.

Areas the place EVCBs may be put in embody strata and non-strata housing, industrial and industrial areas in addition to establishments, petrol stations and relaxation and repair (R&R) areas. They are often positioned inside and outside buildings, in addition to on the rooftop stage.

For AC charging bays (as much as 22kW ranking), there are not any placement limitations in multi-storey functions, and these may be constructed in any respect indoor ranges the place parking is located. For DC chargers, there are specifics to the place they are often positioned indoors in a multi-storey constructing, impartial of the variety of flooring for parking.

Right here, the set up of DC chargers are permitted solely on the bottom and the primary two higher ranges of parking, and for basement parking, solely on the primary stage beneath floor. That is to fulfill hearth security necessities, according to Bomba’s tips for EV charging station installations unveiled just a few months in the past.

The doc additionally states that EVCBs should be located away from stairs or emergency exits in order that they don’t hinder exit routes in case of an emergency, and lists a measurement requirement for bays in-built new developments, needing to be 2.5 metres large and 6 metres lengthy, including a metre in width for a disabled-friendly charging bay.

Moreover, for brand new multi-storey residential and industrial developments, the rules state {that a} minimal of two% of the full parking area should be allotted as EVCBs. For residential developments, a minimal of 1 EVCB should be positioned in customer parking, whereas for industrial developments a minimal of 1 EVCB needs to be disabled-friendly.

A minimal of 1 electrical motorbike charging bay per constructing can be required for brand new developments, each residential and industrial. As for current developments, the rules solely state that the variety of EVCBs needs to be based mostly on demand, and by the sound of it, there isn’t any requirement for any celebration to adjust to that suggestion.

The doc additionally lists the timeframe for utility and approval course of (seven days for AC, 14 days for DC), in addition to the procedural steps required for EVCB installations, from utility to set up. You possibly can obtain the GPP EVCB doc right here.

What do you consider the rules as said within the doc? Does it cowl many of the bases? Share your ideas within the feedback part.

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