Sarawak is set to introduce a whole new refuelling concept to Malaysia with a three-in-one petrol station. The state-of-the-art multi-fuel station will cater to cars powered by conventional fuels (petrol and diesel), electricity and hydrogen.
The new fuelling station concept will be run by state-owned Petroleum Sarawak (Petros) and the first station is expected to be completed by 2021.
The first of the stations will be located at Darul Hana in Kuching while the second is reportedly located in Batu Kawah New Township, also in Kuching. Four more stations are in the works and will be located in Sri Aman, Sibu, Bintulu, and Miri respectively.
Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC)’s subsidiary SEDC Energy will be responsible for building all 6 stations in the state.
SEDC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Husain revealed that not only will the stations feature Internet of Things (IoT) systems, automated sensors, big data analytics, and cashless payments.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony in Darul Hana, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg lauded the construction works of the multi-fuelling station as an achievement that shows Sarawak is one step ahead in terms of fuelling technology.
He also requested the federal government not to impose taxes on cars that use hydrogen fuel to encourage more consumers to purchase them.
Abdul Aziz also chipped in saying that the multi-fuel station is also designed to allow them to fully convert to electric charging and hydrogen refuelling in the future when the use of fuel cell vehicles and electric vehicles have increased.
Source: Dayak Daily