Earlier this month, Petroleum Sarawak (Petros) launched its first multi-fuel station in Darul Hana, which caters to vehicles powered by standard fossil fuels (petrol and diesel), electricity or hydrogen.
Such an thought isn’t precisely new, as we’ve seen electrical automobile (EV) chargers being added to existing petrol stations right here, technically making them multi-fuel as effectively. However, Petros’ new station higher integrates the totally different refuelling choices and has provisions for hydrogen gasoline, which Sarawak is targeted on because it transitions to a hydrogen economy.
As you possibly can see in these stay pictures provided by Gregory Bajien of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) Energy, the format of the station doesn’t differ closely from what we’re accustomed to.
Most of the pumps are devoted to fossil fuels, be it petrol and/or diesel, however at one finish of the station, there’s a multi-standard EV charger from Exicom that may output a most of twenty-two kW of AC (alternate present) energy and up to 60 kW of DC (direct present) energy. The former is delivered by way of a Type 2 plug, whereas the latter has two plug sorts: CCS2 and CHAdeMO.
There are additionally three extra EV chargers from ChargEV in entrance of the Oasis comfort retailer, every able to delivering 22 kW of AC energy, though there’s no hooked up charging cable. Hydrogen gasoline may even be provided in the long run and can seemingly be used be assist numerous pilot initiatives in the state involving hydrogen buses and Hyundai Nexo vehicles – choices are extraordinarily restricted for automobile consumers presently.
There you have got it, a digital tour of the Petros multi-fuel station, which will probably be one of some that will probably be arrange in Sarawak, with others due to be arrange in Sri Aman, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri, in addition to alongside the Pan Borneo Highway and the Sarawak Coastal Highway. What are your ideas on the Petros multi-fuel station?