Published on October 13th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
Sime Darby Motors Signs MOU With Gentari To Bring EV More Charging Stations
Sime Darby Motors & Gentari sign an MOU to explore some EV Charging synergies.
Malaysian is lagging behind the region when it comes to EV charging facilities. We have far fewer than what Thailand has (despite purportedly having the more ‘mature’ car market) and a much lower density charging network than Singapore. We’re also way behind on our own government’s target for 2023. It’s up to private entities to build this network up and two major players in the EV and EV Charging space, Sime Darby Motors and Gentari are partnering up to make some progress happen.
The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the building of EV charging stations and supporting infrastructure across Sime Darby Motors‘ network as well as in other publicly accessible locations across Malaysia. These locations include golf clubs, hotels and healthcare centres.
The two companies are also. looking at working out some new value-added services to encourage EV adoption amongst Malaysians. These services may include subscription plans for EV charging, personalised home charging packages, portable charging services, flexible mobile charging solutions and more.
“This MoU underscores our commitment to shaping a sustainable future through low carbon mobility. We look forward to working with Gentari to accelerate environmentally friendly technologies and solutions for the automotive sector, particularly to support the EV eco-system which continues to grow in Malaysia,” said Jeffrey Gan, Managing Director of Retail and Distribution of Sime Darby Motors Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Macau.
Shah Yang Razalli, Gentari’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer and CEO of Gentari Green added; “As we aim to lead the way in sustainable transportation and clean energy solutions, this collaboration marks an important stride towards a larger initiative covering the Asia Pacific region. Leveraging Sime Darby Motors’ established track record and extensive regional footprint and our expertise, we are set to pave the way for a broader alliance that will unite various OEMs within the SDM portfolio. Together, we are strongly positioned to lead the charge in low-carbon mobility and the transition to sustainable energy, in creating a better future for the coming generations.”