Published on April 13th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
Lotus Partners With Gentari For Green Mobility Infrastructure Development
Lotus and Gentari sign MoU to rollout EV charging infrastructure and more
Lotus Cars Malaysia, along with launching its new all-electric hyper SUV, the Eletre, has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gentari Green Mobility Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of clean energy solutions provider Gentari Sdn Bhd (Gentari) to further green mobility infrastructure deployment.
The MoU was signed by Gentari Chief Green Mobility Officer, Shah Yang Razalli and Lotus Cars Malaysia General Manager, Tengku Ezan Ley and covers a period of two years. Hopefully, this partnership will develop electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and expedite EV adoption as well over the next 2 years.
Moreover, the MoU will see Gentari explore collaborations in EV charging infrastructure at Lotus Car Malaysia facilities, as well as public areas, including EV charging packages for Lotus EV owners. Other potential collaborations include the introduction of Zero Emission Vehicle Fleet solutions in Malaysia and more.
Shah Yang Razalli, Gentari’s Chief Green Mobility Officer, said, “At Gentari, we are working with like-minded partners across all segments of transportation in driving towards sustainable mobility.”
“Today, we are partnering with Lotus Cars Malaysia to make it easier for drivers of its high-performance cars to also reduce their carbon footprint with every kilometre travelled. This is part of our purpose in solving the world’s most pressing sustainable energy needs, to change how we live today, in securing a better future” He added.
On top of that, Tengku Ezan Ley, General Manager, Lotus Cars Malaysia, stated, “This collaboration will allow us to better support our Lotus EV customers starting with the all-electric Eletre Hyper-SUV. Enhancing connectivity to Gentari’s fast-growing EV charging network will help increase convenience for our customers so they can effectively plan their trips and reduce range anxiety.”
Since its introduction in June 2022, Gentari has made rapid progress in expanding its green mobility network and is not slowing down anytime soon. Gentari has also deployed more than 150 charging points across 35 locations in Malaysia and over 160 charging points in India through its affiliated entities so far.
Lotus has made a good choice entering a partnership with Gentari, as the brand has one very simple mission, to be Asia Pacific’s preferred green mobility solutions provider, and while the brand still has a long way to go, this partnership is sure to help both brands achieve more together.
Gentari also aims to hold 10 percent market share (circa 25,000 charging points based on current estimates) across key markets in Asia Pacific by 2030. In the mid-term, the company aims to install 9,000 public charging points by 2026, with an anchored presence in both Malaysia and India.
So what do you guys think? Will this help Gentari achieve its mission faster while also bringing in more sales for Lotus? I think so.