Hubject, the Germany-based electric vehicle (EV) firm, has partnered Gentari Green Mobility Sdn Bhd, the wholly-owned subsidiary of clean energy solutions provider Gentari Sdn Bhd (Gentari), to streamline electric vehicle (EV) charging across Southeast Asia.

Gentari said in a statement on Wednesday that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to connect Gentari’s network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers to Hubject’s eRoaming platform, allowing EV drivers to seamlessly charge at an expanded network of charging points across the region.

The collaboration marks a milestone towards the longer-term aim of enhancing the accessibility and reliability of the EV charging infrastructure in Malaysia and across Southeast Asia.

This advancement will be significantly boosted once Gentari’s charging points are certified for Hubject’s Plug&Charge via the Gentari Go app, which allows EV drivers to pull up, plug in and start charging without having to use a mobile app or radio-frequency identification (RFID)card.

It is noted that Gentari is already in conversation with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to enable Plug&Charge capabilities for their vehicles, further advancing this seamless charging experience.

“Based on Gentari’s strength in the renewable energy sector, the adoption of EVs will be further supported as renewable energies and electric vehicles are providing the highest level of value, like the collaboration between Gentari and Hubject,

“This will help to establish Gentari as a new EV mobility champion in Southeast Asia. It’s exactly this kind of collaboration that will scale up the switch to sustainable mobility,” Hubject Chief Executive Officer Christian Hahn said.

According to the statement, Gentari is accelerating the shift to sustainable transportation by building a vast network of EV charging stations, addressing range anxiety, and promoting fast, accessible charging.

By integrating renewable energy and leveraging Hubject’s expertise in simplifying the charging of EVs, Gentari aims to ensure convenience and encourage more drivers across Southeast Asia to switch from fossil fuel cars to green mobility.

“We are committed to advancing the transition to sustainable transportation by empowering greater range confidence and ensuring safety, reliability, convenience and value for customers,

“In line with our vision to become Asia Pacific’s leading green mobility solutions partner, for individuals as well as businesses, this partnership with Hubject will be a key booster towards the seamless integration of EVs into daily transportation options,” said Shah Yang Razalli, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Gentari and Chief Executive Officer of Gentari Green Mobility.

Gentari currently operates the largest direct current (DC) charging network in Malaysia, with over 120 DC charging points (CP) from more than 400 CPs in the country.

Through its clean energy platform, Gentari Go, Gentari enables access to over 2,400 chargers across Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand via an EV roaming network.

This collaboration with Hubject, set to achieve one million networked charge points globally by 2024, is part of Gentari’s strategic aim to streamline the EV charging experience in Southeast Asia with Hubject’s connectivity technology.

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