GoCar partners Green EV Charge for electic charging

  • Aims to enhance EV charging convenience across Malaysia
  • EV users to easy access to charging stations via the GoCar app

From left to right: Chang Choon Sai (GoCar Malaysia co-founder & chief technology officer), Wong Hoe Mun (GoCar Malaysia CEO), Ruslin Tamsir (Yinson GreenTech senior vice president Electromobility) and Valerie Yap Wai Foong (YGT business development manager) at the MoU Signing Ceremony between Yinson Green Technologies and GoCar.GoCar Malaysia has announced a collaboration with Green EV Charge, a joint venture company between Yinson Green Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd and GreenTech Malaysia Alliances Sdn Bhd. 

In a statement, the mobility-as-a-service platform said the goal of the collaboration is to enhance EV charging convenience across the country by integrating the chargEV mobile platform with GoCar’s mobile app.

It said the partnership will enable GoCar members and other EV users to gain easier access and better connectivity to all chargEV stations directly from the GoCar app without having to switch platforms. 

The company claimed that chargEV is Malaysia’s largest EV charging network and comprises more than 400 charging stations nationwide.

It said the first phase of integration will allow GoCar app users to view locations, availability and the types of chargers on the chargEV network.

Future capabilities in the next phase of integration include pre-booking an EV charger, scheduling a recharge, making payments and monitoring the charging progress, it added.

GoCar said this collaboration with Green EV Charge is the latest in the company’s ongoing efforts to expand the accessibility of EV experiences to more Malaysians. 

Recently it teamed up with EV Connection to provide users of the GoCar app access to more EV charging stations on the JomCharge network.

The company has also expanded its GoEV sharing and subscription line-up, which now includes the Nissan Leaf and Hyundai Kona E-Max and E-Lite and is targeting an increase to more than 100 EVs in its fleet by the end of 2022.

Wong Hoe Mun, chief executive officer GoCar Malaysia said, “Enhancing connectivity to chargEV will help improve the user experience of EV charging throughout Malaysia.

“We are proud to champion a smarter, greener way of commuting. GoEV has seen great success in making EVs affordable and accessible to the general public.”

Wong said the integration with JomCharge and now chargEV will offer even more accessibility. 

“Through our GoCar mobile app, any EV user, not just GoCar members will be able to seamlessly connect to both networks for their EV charging needs,” he said.

Yinson GreenTech’s senior vice president for electromobility Ruslin Tamsir said, “As the leading EV charging infrastructure provider in Malaysia, chargEV is excited to partner with GoCar, which is one of the country’s fastest growing on-demand vehicle sharing platforms.”

“We believe that chargEV’s new back-end system and mobile app, together with our rapidly expanding charging infrastructure network will be able to support the growth of GoCar’s network and user base.

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

According to GoCar, progress has been made to upgrade and modernise chargEV’s network, services and back-end system in line with the mission to accelerate the deployment of EV charging infrastructure in Malaysia. 

It said customers can view the location, availability and type of connector details of chargers as well as obtain directions in real-time. 

The company added that it has improved its customer service experience and quick access to the support hotlines via the chargEV mobile app. 

To sign-up for a GoCar membership and experience the quiet, clean yet powerful drive of an EV, download the GoCar mobile app here.


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