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Electric vehicles to patrol new bridge

GEORGE TOWN: The Second Penang Bridge has gone full electric with new electric vehicles (EVs) in its fleet to patrol the longest bridge in Southeast Asia.

Part of the bridge’s efforts in maintaining its green credentials, it has acquired five Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicles which are chargeable using a regular power socket.

The four-seater vehicle, with similar dimensions of a Perodua Viva, is able to travel 150km after an eight-hour full charge.

In a handover ceremony on the main span of the bridge yesterday, concessionaire Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB) received the vehicles in the livery of Penang flag colours from Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MMMSB).

The vehicles were handed over to JKSB managing director Datuk Ismail Mohamed Taib by MMMSB chief executive officer Tetsuya Oda, witnessed by Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah and JKSB chairman Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahboob.

Seven charging stations were also set up at the toll plaza on the mainland, two of them being rapid chargers which are able to give a 80 per cent charge in 30 minutes.

Read more: Electric vehicles to patrol new bridge – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/electric-vehicles-to-patrol-new-bridge-1.470653?cache=03%2F7.217094#ixzz2rZuSRu75

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