Clean energy solutions provider Gentari Sdn Bhd (Gentari) has through its subsidiary Gentari Green Mobility Sdn Bhd partnered with eCommerce company Lazada to expand green mobility adoption in Malaysia.

Gentari said in a statement on Thursday that the firm will pilot the electrification of Lazada logistics operations with the introduction of 25 eBikes for its last-mile delivery.

The expansion will be done via a new hassle-free, long-term electric vehicle (EV) leasing solution for commercial fleet operators as part of its vehicle-as-a-service offerings.

“Malaysia has one of the highest rates of vehicle ownership among East Asian countries, which significantly contribute to carbon emissions in the country,

“To help lower emissions from the transportation sector, Gentari is now introducing electric two-wheelers as part of our vehicle-as-a-service offering, targeted towards facilitating businesses to transition to EVs,”said Shah Yang Razalli, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Gentari and Chief Executive Officer of Gentari Green Mobility.

He said the firm is excited to collaborate with Lazada in decarbonizing their logistics fleet operations.

“Today, our focus on making commercial fleets more sustainable helps drive the transition across various societal and economic levels, especially within the vital last-mile delivery sector,

“Additionally, our strategy aligns with national goals such as the National Energy Transition Roadmap’s targets and Bursa Malaysia’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting mandate that is spurring corporations to adopt green mobility,” he added.

With a vision to become Asia Pacific’s most valued clean energy solutions partner, Gentari said the firm is committed to ensuring safety, reliability, convenience, and value for its customers.

Currently having the largest network of licensed EV charging stations in Malaysia and with an aim to provide charging connectivity every 100 kilometres across the nation, Gentari said it bolsters the country’s transition to sustainable transportation with greater range confidence.

It is noted that Gentari has over 400 Gentari EV charging points, including 120 DC fast chargers, making the firm the largest operator of fast chargers nationwide.

With chargers spread across 105 locations, it said the firm provides reliable and efficient charging solutions, ensuring seamless integration of EVs into daily operations for businesses and individuals. 

It also said its vehicle-as-a-Service offering has delivered more than 3,400 vehicles helping businesses across Malaysia, India and Indonesia to decarbonize their fleet operations with fully electric cars, bikes and vans.

“We are excited to embark on this partnership with Gentari, which underscores our dedication to ESG principles and accelerates our journey towards a greener future,” said Venkat Shankar, Chief Logistics Officer, Lazada Malaysia.

“This collaboration sets a new environmental standard in logistics, not only by boosting our operational efficiency but also reducing our carbon footprint,

“It reflects our commitment to support Malaysia’s journey towards environmental sustainability and we hope to work together with Gentari to make this positive difference, one delivery at a time,” he added.

It is noted that Gentari effort to promote electrification of commercial fleets is also aligned to government targets aimed at achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, such as those outlined in the National Energy Transition Roadmap targeting 80 percent of two-wheelers to be electrified by 2050, supported by tax incentives of up to MYR 2,400 ($510) offered by the Malaysian Government.

“I commend Gentari and Lazada for promoting electric mobility and facilitating the transition to sustainable transportation,

“The fleet leasing model, which complements the government’s Electric Motorcycle Use Promotion Scheme (MARiiCas), not only exemplifies a forward-thinking approach, but also simplifies the transition for businesses to adopt electric vehicles, promoting a sustainable model of vehicle ownership and operation that sets a standard for other sectors to follow,” said Tengku Zafrul Aziz, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry of Malaysia.

“At the Ministry, we are greatly encouraged to see companies actively contributing to the national green mobility and sustainable transportation agenda, in alignment with goals set forth in policies such as the Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint, National Energy Policy, National Energy Transition Roadmap, and New Industrial Master Plan 2030,” he added.

Gentari partners BMW Group Malaysia to provide EV charging facilities at The Exchange TRX