Malaysia-based clean energy solutions provider Gentari Sdn Bhd (Gentari) via its wholly-owned subsidiary Gentari Green Mobility Sdn Bhd has activated its roaming network of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in partnership with EV Connection Sdn Bhd (EVC) and Green EV Charge Sdn Bhd (GEV/chargEV), a subsidiary of Yinson GreenTech (YGT).

Gentari said in a statement on Monday that the partnership will enable cross access to charging points on the Gentari, JomCharge and chargEV networks, and cross tracking via the Setel, JomCharge and chargEV mobile applications respectively.

This allows electric vehicle (EV) drivers to access charging stations, activate and pay from any partner platform with ease, offering enhanced convenience and peace of mind.

Via the roaming network, EV users have convenient access to a combined total of more than 600 charging points across Malaysia including in East Malaysia, equivalent to approximately 60 percent of EV charging points in the country.

These comprise over 150 Gentari charging points, above 320 chargEV charging points and more than 100 JomCharge charging points.

“Offering ease of access and convenient use of charging infrastructure is essential to drive the switch to EVs,” said Shah Yang Razalli, Chief Executive Officer of Gentari Green Mobility Sdn Bhd.

With this roaming collaboration, he said they are able to offer access to an extensive network to empower EV drivers with range confidence, growing the number of accessible charging points at a pace that would have otherwise, become a challenge for individual network owners.

“We are mutually committed to continue fostering innovation and collaboration towards achieving collective progress and pace in building the ecosystem necessary to push greater EV adoption,” he added.

Dr Che Hang Seng, Technical Director, EV Connection Sdn Bhd, said he believes this is an exciting milestone in the development of EV charging infrastructure in Malaysia, where three major charge point operators (CPOs) come together to innovate and bring convenience to the EV user community.

“With our joint efforts, EV users are now able to enjoy seamless charging experience, where they can discover and access over 600 charge points across EVC, ChargEV and Gentari charging networks using just one single app of their choice,

“The development of this roaming capability of our backend systems is also the first in Malaysia, and we believe more CPOs will follow suit,” he added.

Yinson Group Chief Executive Officer Lim Chern Yuan further said YGT as a leading green technology solutions provider is committed to an inclusive transition, ensuring that no one is left behind in our ultimate pursuit of a net-zero future.

“Partnering chargEV with Gentari and EV Connection, is a step forward to quickly expand the EV charging network, making it readily accessible and convenient for all,

“This move empowers businesses and individuals in the adoption of sustainable transportation,” he said.

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