Gentari activates first charging points in Thailand in partnership with Evolt
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – 18 May 2023 – Malaysian clean energy solutions provider Gentari Sdn Bhd (Gentari) via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Gentari Green Mobility Sdn Bhd, and Bangkok-based electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure provider Evolt Technology Company Limited (Evolt), have activated their first jointly-installed EV charging points in Thailand, with three Evolt-operated AC charging points rolled out at Exchange Tower – a commercial building located in Bangkok’s fast-developing Khlong Toei district.
At a special ceremony held to mark the launch, Gentari was represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Sushil Purohit, and Chief Green Mobility Officer, Shah Yang Razalli, while Evolt was represented by its Chief Operating Officer, Kanchalerm Earsakul.
The installation of the new charging points follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Gentari and Evolt earlier this year, which will see the two companies collaborating to explore new areas of co-development and co-investment in the expansion of EV charging infrastructure, as well as other potential green mobility and clean energy solutions across Southeast Asia.
“The collaboration with Evolt has been a thrilling endeavour, as we leverage their market leadership to propel Gentari’s maiden venture into regional infrastructure development in Southeast Asia. Our bigger goal is to bolster our green mobility network across key markets in Asia Pacific, and this partnership plays a crucial role in achieving that objective, while driving the transition towards sustainable mobility in the region,” said Shah Yang Razalli, Chief Green Mobility Officer of Gentari.
“We are excited to celebrate the launch of the Gentari charging station. This represents a significant milestone in our commitment to provide convenient, reliable, and sustainable charging options for electric vehicle owners. This station is the latest example of our dedication to innovation and sustainability, and we are proud to offer our customers cutting-edge technology and exceptional service. We believe that this station will play a vital role in accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles. We remain committed to lead the way in the transition to cleaner and greener future of transportation,” Evolt’s Chief Operating Officer, Kanchalerm Earsakul said.
In Thailand, Evolt’s network comprises more than 10,000 installed AC and DC chargers across the nation’s 77 provinces.
Maintaining pace in growing EV charging network
Since its introduction in June 2022, Gentari has made rapid progress in expanding its Green Mobility network. As of 18 May 2023, Gentari through its affiliated entities, has deployed over 150 charging points in Malaysia and over 170 charging points in India, in addition to the three new charge points in Thailand.
With a mission to be Asia Pacific’s preferred green mobility solutions provider, Gentari aims to capture 10% market share (circa 25,000 charging points based on current estimates) across key markets in Asia Pacific by 2030. In the mid-term, Gentari aims to install 9,000 public charging points by 2026, with an anchored presence in Malaysia and India.