Published on January 6th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
GO TO-U EV Lifestyle Hub Opens In Cyberjaya With Plans For More Across Malaysia
GO TO-U Charging Hubs will be popping up around Malaysia soon enough.
One of the many hurdles getting in the way of widespread EV adoption in Malaysia is the severe lack of charging infrastructure. Malaysia is currently behind its closest neighbours, Thailand and Singapore in this regard. However, things are getting better. One incoming project that looks promising is the Smart Mobility ecosystem in Cyberjaya that will be developed by Cyberview Sdn. Bhd. and Roda Emas Industries Sdn. Bhd. The two companies just signed a memorandum of understanding to develop charging infrastructure and ‘GO TO-U EV Lifestyle Hubs’.
GO TO-U EV Lifestyle Hubs are essentially DC fast charging stations that can be accessed and paid for using the GO TO-U app. GO TO-U was founded in 2017 with the goal of making charging electric vehicles simpler, more comfortable and more accessible. Today they operate in 47 countries. Their first GO TO-U EV Lifestyle Hub is located close to Cyberview’s Technology Park in Cyberjaya. However, we can’t find it on the GO TO-U app, nor is it listed on Google Maps at the time of writing this.
The charging stations are sourced from StarCharge, a Chinese EV charger manufacturer. A GO TO-U Command Centre was also launched.
Here’s the press release with more.
Cyberview Sdn. Bhd. (Cyberview) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Roda Emas Industries Sdn. Bhd. (REISB) on the development of Smart Mobility ecosystem in Cyberjaya which will focus on Electric Vehicles (EV) charging infrastructure and the GO TO-U EV Lifestyle Hub. The signing ceremony which took place at RekaScape in Cyberjaya, was witnessed by Yang Berhormat Tuan Nik Nazmi bin Nik Ahmad, Minister of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change.
Smart Mobility is one of the key focus areas of development towards the goal of transforming Cyberjaya into a global tech hub, as outlined in the Cyberjaya master plan. The use of Smart Mobility technologies is critical in reducing the carbon emission of transportation systems and contribute to a more sustainable Cyberjaya.
Through this strategic collaboration, Cyberview and REISB will leverage each other’s strengths, knowledge, networks, and capabilities in developing a smart mobility ecosystem that is centred on creating and fortifying the EV infrastructure, adoption of electromobility and improving energy management in Cyberjaya.
This partnership will see Cyberview and REISB explore potential collaboration for the expansion of EV charging stations and management system to other strategic locations in Malaysia. Currently there are 17 charging stations in Cyberjaya, servicing more than 500 EV users with a recorded reduction of more than 54,000 kg CO2 carbon emission.
Given the increasing consumer awareness of environmental protection and given recent
development trends in the electric vehicle industry in Malaysia, REISB and GO TO-U is
targeting the huge potential in Malaysia’s electric vehicle market.