Tripartite agreement covers approximately 70% of EV charging points in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – 16 March 2023 – Clean energy solutions provider Gentari Sdn Bhd (Gentari) via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Gentari Green Mobility Sdn Bhd has signed a tripartite roaming agreement with EV Connection Sdn Bhd and Yinson GreenTech (YGT) through its subsidiary, Green EV Charge Sdn Bhd, to enable cross-tracking and cross-access charging of electric vehicles (EV) on the Gentari (via Setel), JomCharge and chargEV mobile apps.
Announced at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2023, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 16 March 2023, this collaboration gives EV users the ability to locate a combined total of over 550 charging points across the country. This represents more than two thirds of all available charging points in Malaysia, with Gentari operating over 150 charging points, chargEV operating close to 300, and JomCharge owning 100 charging points.
“To accelerate EV adoption in Malaysia, it is essential to prioritise customer experience. Therefore, by June, users will have the added benefit of cross-access charging, giving them access to approximately 70% of all charging points in Malaysia,” Shah Yang Razalli, Gentari’s Chief Green Mobility Officer said.
“Our fingers are always on the pulse of consumers’ needs, and we are taking the initiative by coming together to make your life simpler. Via this tri-network partnership, we give greater range confidence to users when driving in Malaysia, as they can locate the entire charging network of the three service providers via Setel, JomCharge or chargEV,” Managing Director of EV Connection, Ir Lee Yuen How added.
Srinivas Tati, the Senior Vice President of Business Development for YGT, commented, “YGT is always committed to working with like-minded partners who share our vision of providing a better user experience and accelerating the adoption of EVs. This collaboration is a first step in the infrastructure collaboration with key industry players, that will lead to more opportunities and possibilities in the future.”
A fast-growing EV charging network
Since its introduction in June 2022, Gentari has made rapid progress in expanding its green mobility network. As of 16 March 2023, Gentari through its affiliated entities, has deployed more than 150 charging points across 35 locations in Malaysia and over 160 charging points in India. With a mission to become the 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 both Malaysia and India.