Solaroo, Quill Automobiles, Millennium Welt partnered to launch rooftop solar programme for BMW iX owners in Malaysia
Shaun · Jun 8, 2023 04:04 PM
Solaroo Systems Sdn Bhd (Solaroo), a provider of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions and a wholly-owned unit of Pekat Group Berhad (Pekat), announces its partnership with BMW dealerships, Quill Automobiles and Millennium Welt.
Together, they unveil Malaysia's pioneering rooftop solar programme designed for future owners of the BMW iX electric vehicles (EVs).
Participants in the programme will enjoy a complimentary 4.4 kilowatt peak (kWp) rooftop solar PV system worth RM 20,000 from Solaroo, with the flexibility to expand the system's capacity to meet their specific requirements.
By integrating a rooftop solar PV system, BMW iX owners can harness renewable energy sources while reducing their carbon footprint, thereby increasing the sustainability of their driving experience.
"We are excited to collaborate with Quill Automobiles and Millennium Welt in this initiative, which empowers BMW iX owners to make a significant environmental impact through the adoption of renewable energy," said Mr. Johann Sze, Co-founder of Solaroo.
"This programme allows users to embrace green energy in a meaningful way, extending their commitment to sustainability beyond their EVs. We are grateful for the trust placed in us by Quill Automobiles and Millennium Welt, and we look forward to driving positive change together," he added.
Mr. Sze further emphasized that a 4.4kWp rooftop solar system, on average, avoids 3.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year compared to conventional electricity sources, as per data from the Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA).
Solaroo's rooftop solar PV solution, starting at a base size of 4.4 kWp, is expected to generate approximately 458 kWh of electricity per month. This generation capacity is sufficient to offset the electricity consumption resulting from four full charges of the BMW iX xDrive50 (440kWh), given the EV's battery size of 110 kWh and with quoted range of up to 630 km.
Furthermore, participants have the opportunity to upgrade their solar PV system capacity to between 6.6 kWp and 13.2 kWp based on their monthly electricity bills. The estimated savings on monthly electricity bills will offset the additional upgrade costs within two to three years.
The programme includes two years of free maintenance for the rooftop solar PV system, complemented by insurance coverage that provides one-for-one parts replacements.
The BMW iX xDrive 50, featuring a starting price tag of RM546,800, boasts a larger battery, more powerful electric motors, and a total system output of 523 PS and 765 Nm. It joins the iX xDrive40, iX1, and iX3 in BMW's line-up of all-electric SUVs, available at Quill Automobiles and Millennium Welt.
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