Blueshark Malaysia opens 10 new BlueStations; making battery swapping more convenient

Blueshark Malaysia opens 10 new BlueStations; making battery swapping more convenient

KUALA LUMPUR: The subsidiary of Shark Gulf Technologies Group, Blueshark Malaysia, launched the R1 and R1 Lite fully electric scooters one year ago. Offering a driving range of 110 km, the Blueshark EVs are offered with a full-fledged battery swap program, allowing customers to quickly and easily swap their battery pack with a fully charged one.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Where are the new BlueStations located?

    The new BlueStations are strategically positioned at Petronas service stations in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.
  • How many BlueStations does Blueshark Malaysia aim to have installed nationwide by 2024?

    As part of its expansion plans, Blueshark Malaysia targets the installation of 50 BlueStations nationwide by the end of 2024.
  • Blueshark electric scooters

    In conjunction with the launch of electric scooters, the company opened five BlueStations (swap stations) across the Klang Valley earlier for the battery swapping facility, located at selected Petronas stations. Back then, Blueshark Malaysia expressed plans for significant growth in its BlueStation network in the coming years. True to its promise, the company has now inaugurated 10 new BlueStations strategically positioned at Petronas service stations in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

    BlueStation

    The list of all 15 BlueStations is as follows:

    Selangor

    • Blueshark Showroom & 3S Centre Glenmarie
    • Petronas Desa Mentari
    • Petronas Batu 3 Federal Highway
    • Petronas Seksyen 13
    • Petronas USJ 6
    • Petronas Petaling Utama
    • Petronas Damansara Jaya 2
    • Petronas Mutiara Damansara
    • Petronas Jalan 222
    • Petronas Seksyen 7
    • Petronas Kota Damansara 2

    Kuala Lumpur 

    • Petronas NPE Pantai Dalam
    • Petronas Jalan Maarof (Bangsar Park)
    • Petronas Bandar Menjalara
    • Petronas Jalan Cochrane

    BlueStations network

    “At Blueshark, we have always believed that battery-swapping technology is key to accelerate EV motorcycle adoption in Malaysia. This expansion of Blueshark’s BlueStation battery swapping network widens our coverage of key central areas and enhances Blueshark’s offerings to as many riders as possible. With this milestone, we are answering the call for more BlueStations to finally realise the full potential of our R-series platform to make battery swapping convenience a reality for more riders throughout the Klang Valley, and there is much more to come,” said .Jin Chan, Group COO (ASEAN) of Blueshark Ecosystem Sdn Bhd.

    “Supported by our end-to-end ecosystem and with greater efficiency, lower energy costs and fewer moving parts on our R1, we can help accelerate EV adoption while reducing emissions. This is truly the best time to consider switching to electric motorcycles, with the expansion of Blueshark’s battery swapping network, coupled with the ongoing MARiiCas RM2,400 EV motorcycle rebate and Blueshark’s Hari Raya offers and other promotions, electromobility has never been more stylish, affordable, or convenient”, Jin continued.

    BlueStations

    Blueshark, Malaysia's first battery swap infrastructure, plans to expand nationwide, starting from the Klang Valley and extending to Johor and Penang, with 50 BlueStations targeted by end-2024. 

    BlueSwap Battery Subscription Plans include - BlueSwap Lite (RM 59 per month, up to 36 battery swaps), BlueSwap Standard (RM 99 per month, up to 70 battery swaps), BlueSwap Pro (RM 139 per month, up to 120 battery swaps) and BlueSwap Flex (RM 1.95, pay-per-swap).

    A quick recap of Blueshark R Series electric scooters -

    • The base-spec R1 Lite is priced at RM 7,190 while the top-spec R1 retails for RM 9,390
    • The EVs come powered by a rear hub-mounted electric motor generating 6.7 horsepower and 201 Nm of torque
    • The top speed is rated at 90 kmph 
    • Feeding the motors is a set of battery packs with a total capacity of 2,880 kW, offering a driving range of 110 km
    • The battery pack juices up in 3.5 hours at home with a charging cradle and is capable of more than 2,000 full charging and discharging cycles
    • The top-spec Blueshark R1 comes with advanced features such as 10-inch full-colour HD IPS, 74 sensors, dual cameras & dual ultrasonic sensors, ArkRide Smart OS, Bluetooth connectivity, built-in speakers, OTA updates, driving recorder, On-Scooter Navigation
    • The colour options include - Blueshark Blue, Darksea Black, Spindrift White, Seashell Pink, Coconut Brown, Coastal Beige, and Pine Green

    Also read: Ride without limits: Ducati Malaysia introduces 3-Year Ever Red Factory Warranty

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