Following the reopening of the Malaysia-Singapore border, videos of Singaporeans pumping RON95 petrol in Malaysia went on circulating on social media and has sparked a huge uproar among Malaysians.
This time, a Singaporean registered vehicle was seen ‘stealing’ electricity at a charging station in Malaysia.
The incident was reported to have taken place at DC Shell Recharge high performance charging (HPC) station in Tangkak, Johor.
Singaporean EV stealing electricity at a Malaysian pay per use EV charger, is anyone surprised 🤣https://t.co/NMODU96Xez— Paul Tan (@paultantk) April 18, 2022
According to paultan.org, the vehicle that was caught in action was a Chinese-made electric van BYD T3.
Supposedly, customers are required to pay first using the ParkEasy app before using the Shell Recharge service.
After payment has been made, the barrier in the middle of the parking bay will be lowered so that customers can park their vehicles for charging.
However, in this particular photo, the Singaporean-owned electric van did not park properly, and the barrier was still up, indicating it was using the service surreptitiously.
The incident has drawn criticisms from Malaysians who are getting fed up with Singaporeans not respecting the local laws.
Apart from pumping RON95 petrol, Singaporean vehicles were also caught ignoring the traffic rules in the country and endangering others with dangerous driving.
How much does it cost to recharge?
The DC Shell Recharge costs an RM4 confirmation fee to unlock the charging bay and RM20 for every five minutes of charging for the first 25 minutes. After that, a fee of RM20 is charged for each block of five minutes.
Customers are charged based on the parking duration instead of how much kWh they charge from the charger. Hence, it has made theft possible for those who do not park properly.
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