Press Release

Gentari awarded as the Most Promising CPO of the Year

Recognised for contributing to the seminal growth of EV adoption and charging points in Malaysia
Published 15 December 2023

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – 15 December 2023 – Gentari Green Mobility Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of the clean energy solutions provider Gentari Sdn Bhd, has been awarded as the Most Promising Charging Point Operator (CPO), at the Car of the Year (COTY) 2023 event. This accolade acknowledges Gentari’s significant contribution to the expansion of the electric vehicle (EV) and charging points ecosystem in the country, throughout 2023.

Shah Yang Razalli, the Deputy CEO of Gentari and CEO of Gentari Green Mobility Sdn Bhd expressed gratitude, stating, “We are deeply honoured to receive this award. It serves as a validation of our commitment to support the growth of the electric mobility ecosystem in Malaysia, in the country’s energy transition journey. The achievements in our first full year of operations were made possible by our customers, stakeholders, partners and our hardworking team, as we realise our vision of Gentari becoming Asia Pacific’s most valued clean energy solutions partner by 2030. We have big ambitions to make the sustainable shift towards electric mobility easy for everyone, and this recognition will fuel our determination to raise the bar further.”

Broad partnerships to drive quicker growth.

Gentari currently operates the largest direct current (DC) charging network in Malaysia, with close to 80 DC charging points (CP) from a total of more than 260 CPs. To improve convenience and peace of mind for EV drivers, Gentari has also expanded its CP network reach via a roaming partnership with EV Connection Sdn Bhd (EVC) and Green EV Charge Sdn Bhd (GEV), a subsidiary of Yinson GreenTech (YGT).

The partnership enables cross access to charging points on the Gentari, JomCharge and chargEV networks, and cross tracking via the Setel, JomCharge and chargEV mobile apps respectively. Via the roaming network, EV users have convenient access to a combined total of more than 700 charging points across Malaysia including in East Malaysia, equivalent to approximately 60% of EV charging points in the country.

“Over the past eighteen months since June 2022, Gentari has maintained unwavering momentum in advancing electric vehicle (EV) adoption and driving a sustainable transition towards electric mobility. Recognising that the shift to green mobility requires collaboration with like-minded partners, we have actively engaged in strategic collaborations with a broad range of industry stakeholders to expand our charging point network,” Shah added.

To date, Gentari has collaborated with automotive players such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Sime Darby Motors, utilities such as TNB and Sarawak Energy and conglomerates such as the Sunway Group, PLUS Malaysia Berhad, Menteri Besar Selangor (Incorporated) and JCorp among many others, to continue expanding EV charging infrastructure. Gentari is also committed to supporting Malaysia’s national goals in expanding the adoption of sustainable transportation, including the Government’s aim to install 10,000 CPs nationwide by 2025.

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