Yinson, GoCar inks MoU to widen GoCar EVs’ charging station accessibility

The partnership enables both companies to accelerate the electrification of the marine, mobility and energy ecosystem in Malaysia

by NURUL SUHAIDI / pic courtesy: Yinson

YINSON Holdings Bhd’s green technologies division, Yinson GreenTech, through its joint venture (JV) company Green EV Charge Sdn Bhd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with GoCar Mobility Sdn Bhd.

Under the agreement, Green EV Charge will provide charging infrastructure facilities and solutions to GoCar’s fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) via chargEV’s mobile app.

Apart from the charging infrastructure facilities and solutions, the JV company will also be offering customer care services to GoCar users.

The outcome will allow the users of GoCar to easily find and utilise more than 400 readily available chargEV chargers in Malaysia.

Yinson executive VP (technology and new ventures) Eirik Barclay said the partnership marks another step towards the companies’ mutual goal to ultimately accelerating the electrification of the marine, mobility and energy ecosystem in Malaysia.

“This partnership encapsulates both parties’ joint commitment to work together to expand our complementing solutions and compliment the country’s aim to become a carbon neutral nation by 2050,” Eirik added.

From now on, users will also be able to charge their EV and monitor the charging status via the app, plus benefit from chargEV’s comprehensive customer care services.

The partnership also will actively roll out the commercialisation, operation and maintenance of charging infrastructure in Malaysia through the brand chargEV.

In the longer term, both parties will work towards integrating respective technologies to deliver a seamless experience for GoCar users.

Meanwhile, Yinson GreenTech senior VP (electromobility) Ruslin Tamsir said he believes with both expertise, the partnership will support the growth of GoCar’s network and user base.

This will be done through chargEV’s new back-end system and mobile app, and its rapidly expanding charging infrastructure network.

“Working together, we believe we can position EVs as an attractive and sustainable transport option in Malaysia,” he said.