Asia Malaysia Singapore plated car seen 'stealing' electricity at a pump station in Malaysia

Singapore plated car seen ‘stealing’ electricity at a pump station in Malaysia

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Malaysians have been shaken by reports of Singaporean automobiles filling up with cheap petrol intended just for Malaysian usage, but this one has taken things to a new level.

But instead of gasoline, it is electricity that the EV car was pumping or flowing in the car.

However, there is a twist in this new drama that is the service providers are most likely to blame in the end.

An article featuring a photo of a Singapore-owned EV charging at a Shell Recharge DC fast charger in Tangkak was published by a well-known vehicle review web in Malaysia.

According to the tale, the driver purposefully stopped at the charging station and began charging the car without first using an APP to pay for the services.

Nevertheless, some netizens commenting on the article in the portal are saying the Singaporean man is not to blame.

A screenshot of the picture of a Singaporean car charging at a Shell station - Photo: Paultan.org
A screenshot of the picture of a Singaporean car charging at a Shell station – Photo: Paultan.org

The story says the Shell Recharge is a paid service; one must pay for the gates on the parking lot for it to be lifted. That will allow the drivers to park at the charger to utilise it using the ParkEasy app.

The DC charger does not require any verification, which is how the BYD vehicle was able to use it without having to pay for it.

Perhaps the Singaporean driver did not know if he has to pay for the services, but the weakness in the system is the point of focus of some comments.

One comment from a user had this to say:

looking from a different angle, it is just bad implementation.
It proofs that the system is fragile and easily exploited, and our local vendor is just lazy taking the easy way out to charge the customer using “parking fee” method rather than implementing the charging mechanism on the charger itself.

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