Yinson GreenTech (YGT), the green technologies division of Yinson Holdings Berhad, through its joint venture company Green EV Charge Sdn Bhd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with GoCar Mobility Sdn Bhd (GoCar) to provide charging infrastructure facilities and solutions, along with customer care services to GoCar users.

Yinson said in a statement on Monday that under the agreement, Green EV Charge will provide access to chargEV’s charging infrastructure to GoCar’s fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) through chargEV’s mobile app, allowing GoCar users to conveniently locate and use more than 400 readily available chargEV chargers in Malaysia.

According to the statement, users will also be able to charge their EV and monitor the charging status via the app, plus benefit from chargEV’s comprehensive customer care services.

In the longer term, both parties will work towards integrating respective technologies to deliver a seamless experience for GoCar users.

Green EV Charge is a joint venture between Yinson Green Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd and GreenTech Malaysia Alliances Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary under the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation, a government agency under the purview of the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA). The joint venture is tasked to roll out the commercialisation, operation and maintenance of charging infrastructure in Malaysia through the brand chargEV.

Yinson Executive Vice President of Technology and New Ventures Eirik Barclay said this partnership encapsulates both parties’ joint commitment to work together to expand our complementing solutions.

“It marks another exciting step towards our shared goal of ultimately accelerating the electrification of the marine, mobility and energy ecosystem in Malaysia in line with the country’s aim to become a carbon neutral nation by 2050,” he said.

Yinson GreenTech Senior Vice President Electromobility Ruslin Tamsir said as the leading EV charging infrastructure provider in Malaysia, chargEV is excited to partner with GoCar, which is one of the country’s fastest growing on-demand vehicle sharing platforms.

“We believe that chargEV’s new back-end system and mobile app, together with our rapidly expanding charging infrastructure network will be able to support the growth of GoCar’s network and user base. Working together, we believe we can position EVs as an attractive and sustainable transport option in Malaysia,” he said.

GoCar Malaysia Chief Executive Officer Wong Hoe Mun said he is excited about this partnership with Green EV Charge.

“Enhancing connectivity to chargEV will help improve the user experience of EV charging throughout Malaysia. We are proud to champion a smarter, greener way of commuting. GoEV has seen great success in making EVs affordable and accessible to the general public,

“The integration with chargEV will offer even more accessibility. Through our GoCar mobile app, any EV user, not just GoCar members will be able to seamlessly connect to both networks for their EV charging needs,” he added.

Listed on the main market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, Yinson is a global energy infrastructure and technology company invests in four business divisions – offshore production, renewables, green technologies and offshore marine. Its geographical presence extends across the world, from West Africa, the Americas, Europe and Southeast Asia.

The firm has diversified into renewables in 2019, and targets to become one of the leading clean energy independent power producers (IPPs) globally.

GoCar Malaysia is an on-demand app-based platform that offers ‘mobility-as-a-service’ solutions in Malaysia from sharing – with hourly and daily access to a GoCar, to subscription that offers wide-range of models, with the flexibility to swap.

The firm has a fleet of more than 1,000 cars and it is continuing to scale. It has actively diversified our offerings with EV charger solutions under GoEV Charger, insurance made easy with GoInsuran, a seamless and transparent car servicing solution via GoCar Garage and GoEV as the latest addition to the range of services available under GoCar.

Since the launch of GoEV in December 2021, it has had more than 1,000 GoEV users clocking an excess of 500,000 km, with more than 90 percent of users being first-timers to EVs. The GoEV line-up now includes the Hyundai Kona on top of the Nissan LEAF and its goal is to expand to 100 EVs in the fleet by the end of 2022.

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