Malaysian conglomerate Sunway Group (Sunway), digital communications technolgy firm Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei Malaysia), and electric vehicle charging solutions firm ChargeHere EV Solution Sdn Bhd (ChargeSini) have teamed up to expand EV charging infrastructure in Malaysia.

Sunway said in a statement on Wednesday that the trio have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development and rollout of more EV charging stations at Sunway-owned premises, commercial buildings and residences nationwide.

This tripartite partnership was formalized at the Malaysia Autoshow 2024 in Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) and will see all parties leveraging one another’s strengths and expertise to reduce range anxiety and to elevate EV charging infrastructure in Malaysia.

Through this collaboration, ChargeSini, one of Malaysia’s biggest EV charging solution providers, will procure, install and manage the operation of EV charging stations at strategic locations across Sunway’s integrated townships and developments nationwide.

Huawei Malaysia, on the other hand, will serve as the technology advisor during the development process and provide after sales service support.

“Sunway is proud to partner Huawei Malaysia, once again, and ChargeSini to develop and to make EV charging stations more available and accessible across the nation,” Sunway Trading and Manufacturing CEO Yeoh Yuen Chee said.

According to him, both public and private sectors have a role to play in the Malaysia’s national target to set up 10,000 EV charging stations by 2025, as outlined in the Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint (LCMB) 2021-2030.

“Sunway is committed to advancing the sustainable development agenda as well as to realize our aspiration of achieving net zero emissions by 2050,

“We are confident that this strategic partnership with Huawei Malaysia and ChargeSini will contribute to shaping a more sustainable and environmental-friendly future,” he added.

Huawei Malaysia Vice President of Digital Power Business Department Chong Chern Peng, said that Malaysia’s automotive industry is securing its place in the EV ecosystem with its progress in the electric transition journey.

“With our strategic partnership with ChargeSini and Sunway, we aim to work together to further strengthen this position and accelerate the EV adoption in Malaysia via our charging solutions,

“Huawei Malaysia remains committed to innovating sustainable solutions for a shared green future,” he added.

ChargeSini Chief Executive Officer and Founder James Goh said that ChargeSini is delighted to join forces with Huawei Malaysia and Sunway in this groundbreaking collaboration, a testament to their shared vision for a sustainable future.

“Leveraging Huawei Malaysia’s advanced technology and Sunway’s prestigious developments, ChargeSini is committed to creating an efficient EV charging network that will benefit communities across Malaysia and beyond,

“This initiative underscores our commitment to fostering sustainable urban development and mitigating carbon emissions. Together, we fuel the Malaysia 2050 Net-Zero Mission,” he added.

Established in 1974, Sunway Group is one of Southeast Asia’s leading conglomerates with 13 business divisions across more than 50 locations primarily in Asia.

The firm has three public-listed companies — Sunway Berhad, Sunway Construction Group Berhad, and Sunway REIT.

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. The firm operates in more than 170 countries and regions.

ChargeSini is a leading provider of EV charging solutions in Malaysia.

Since the installation of its first charging station in October 2022, the firm has successfully established over 720 charging ports nationwide within 18 month.

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