Gentari Sdn Bhd, a Malaysia-based clean energy solutions provider, intends to partner with Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) through its subsidiary, Gentari Green Mobility Sdn Bhd, to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the country.

Gentari said in a statement on Thursday the duo will be exploring the potential development of EV charging infrastructure, along with value-added services, such as tailored charging subscription plans, that will enhance the customer experience of Mercedes-Benz EV owners.

According to the statement, the potential charging point operations would be jointly developed with EV Connection Sdn Bhd (EVC), and to cater to EV drivers’ needs, these facilities would be installed at selected strategic locations across Malaysia, to ease long distance travel. This potential initiative is also aimed at providing range confidence for EV drivers.

“Gentari is excited to expand our relationship with a like-minded partner like Mercedes-Benz Malaysia,” said Shah Yang Razalli, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Gentari and Chief Executive Officer of Gentari Green Mobility Sdn Bhd.

He said Gentari understands that providing long-distance range confidence is important to EV drivers, and therefore, as the operator of the largest DC network in the country, Gentari is committed to continue building high-powered chargers and establishing connectivity across states in Malaysia.

“This will directly contribute to propelling EV adoption numbers in the country, fostering a sustainable shift towards electric mobility,” he added.

According to the statement, Gentari Green Mobility currently operates 79 DC chargers across nine states including Wilayah Persekutuan in Malaysia and is rapidly expanding its reach in Asia Pacific.

“We are delighted to continue our strategic partnership with Gentari, to spearhead the widespread adoption of electric vehicles in Malaysia,” said Amanda Zhang, Chief Executive Officer and President, Mercedes-Benz Cars Malaysia.

Through the intended collaboration, she said the firm aims to explore and develop cutting-edge electric vehicle charging infrastructure and solutions, alongside value-added services such as charging subscription plans tailored for its Mercedes-Benz EV owners.

“Together with EV Connection, Gentari’s expertise aligns seamlessly with our vision to redefine the automotive landscape, providing not only high-performance electric vehicles but also a robust and accessible charging network,

“In line with our Electric Only vision, this planned partnership signifies an important step towards sustainable mobility in Malaysia,” she added.

Lee Yuen How, Managing Director, EV Connection Sdn Bhd (EVC), said that the transition to EVs is not one that can be achieved alone.

“It requires a concerted effort from all stakeholders, including automotive manufacturers, charging infrastructure providers, and government agencies,

“That is why we are so proud to have partnered with Mercedes-Benz Malaysia and Gentari, two industry leaders who share our vision for a cleaner and more sustainable future.” he added.

To date, since its introduction in June 2022, Gentari has deployed over 200 charging points in Malaysia and over 190 charging points in India, through its affiliated entities.

With a mission to be Asia Pacific’s most valued clean energy solutions partner by 2030, Gentari aims to capture over 10 percent market share of public charge points and vehicle-as-a-service (VaaS) offerings, across key markets in Asia Pacific.

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