Malaysian mobile service provider CelcomDigi Berhad (CelcomDigi) and energy infrastructure and technology company Yinson Holdings Berhad (Yinson) have inked deal to partner in the development of innovative electric vehicle (EV) services and infrastructure for Malaysian consumers, driving EV and green energy adoption in the country.

The duo said in a statement on Tuesday that hey have sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the deal.

The collaboration enables Yinson to leverage CelcomDigi’s widest, fastest 4G LTE and 5G network to power up the connectivity for chargEV, the nation’s largest charge point operator, as well as for rydeEV and drivEV in the eMobility space.

In addition, both companies will work together to explore new, innovative solutions that will allow consumers to stay connected while having easier everyday access to clean, technology-enhanced services including eBikes, electric vehicles, EV charging stations and solar infrastructure integration.

CelcomDigi’s Chief Executive Officer Idham Nawawi said that via its Innovation Center, the company continues to strengthen its commitment as the digital enabler for Malaysians, bringing innovation and IoT solutions beyond telecommunication services to connect lives everywhere and enhance Malaysians’ digital lifestyle.

“This is a significant milestone in our long-standing partnership with Yinson – the first time in Malaysia that a telecommunication service provider teams up with a global energy infrastructure and technology company to jointly innovate the way we bring EV services to consumers,” he said.

According to him, the automotive industry is undergoing radical transformation, with automakers agreeing that the next five years will bring about more change than the previous three decades, driven by the significant possibilities brought about by electric vehicles in particular, and green technology in general.

“We are excited to work with Yinson to drive green-tech adoption among Malaysian consumers to support the nation’s energy goals as outlined in the New Industrial Master Plan 2030,

“We will explore various opportunities, from enabling connected assets to developing a robust and integrated infrastructure ecosystem. We believe this will be the next future and sustainable movement for Malaysia’s mobility infrastructure and ecosystem,” he said.

Yinson’s Group Chief Executive Officer Lim Chern Yuan said that connectivity and innovative technology are the building blocks of the efficient, clean and equitable transportation system of the future.

“To this end, we are pleased to join hands with Malaysia’s largest mobile network operator CelcomDigi, further supported by progressive policies by the Malaysian government,

“Together, we hope to put clean, integrated transportation solutions into the hands of everyday Malaysians, bringing us collectively closer to achieving the nation’s net zero goals,” he said.

Listed on Malaysian bourse, Yinson’s activities comprise five business units: Yinson Production, Yinson Renewables, Yinson GreenTech, Farosson, Regulus Offshore.

Yinson GreenTech is a green solutions provider that aims to deliver a clean, integrated and technology enhanced ecosystem across the marine, mobility, energy and digital segments through investments in novel green businesses, research and development (R&D) and strategic partnerships.

CelcomDigi is Malaysia’s largest mobile network operator with more than 20.48 million users on its network.

Established on December 1, 2022 from the merger of Celcom and Digi, the company aims to serve the growing digital needs of its customers by leveraging its newly combined widest network footprint, distribution touchpoints, innovative range of digital products and services, and superior customer experience powered by over 3,800 top industry experts.

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