GoCar Malaysia and EV Connection have teamed up to enhance the charging convenience of EV users. This partnership will expand the accessibility of GoCar EV subscribers to charging stations in the country. GoCar is a leading on-demand mobility-as-a-service platform. The company had diversified from a car sharing platform to one which offers a range of mobility solutions. Currently, it is focused on expanding access to EV solutions through EV car sharing, EV subscription and EV charging.
Meanwhile, EV Connection is a one-stop electric vehicle charging service provider. It currently has one of the largest DC (direct curent) charger networks in the country, along the North-South Expressway. The company is targeting to expand to 100 charging stations by the end of 2022. These DC chargers are universal chargers and can accommodate all types of EV makes and models.
“This strategic partnership with EV Connection is in line with GoCar’s commitment to bring the EV experience into mainstream Malaysia through GoEV. Through this integration, we believe that our users can better plan their trips and have real-time updates on EV charging locations on the fly. This will ultimately reduce range anxiety and increase comfort and convenience for GoCar and other EV users,” said Wong Hoe Mun, CEO, GoCar Malaysia.
This collaboration will enable the integration of GoCar’s mobile app with EV Connection’s JomCharge mobile platform to increase connectivity to more EV charging stations, including fast DC chargers, for GoCar users and the general public.
The first phase of integration is expected to be completed by Q3 2022 and GoCar users and the public will be able to view charger locations, charger availability and charger types within EV Connection’s network via the GoCar app. Future plans to scale up include enhancement of services such as the capability to pre-book an EV charger, schedule a recharge, make payments and track the vehicle charging progress through the GoCar app.
Since the launch of GoEV in December 2021, more than 1,000 GoEV users have clocked an excess of 500,000 km. For more than 90% of users, it was the first time they had experienced driving an EV. GoCar also recently added the Hyundai Kona EV to its GoEV line-up and is looking to increase its EV fleet to more than 100 vehicles by the end of this year.
“This collaboration is in line with Jomcharge’s mission to support the electric mobility transition in the region. Together with GoCar, we hope to relieve the anxiety and reduce EV-adoption barrier for the mass market,” said Dr. Che Hang Seng, Technical Director of EV Connection.
A pioneer in EV charging solutions, EV Connection is the only EV service provider with an integrated portfolio of hardware, installation, operation, maintenance, cloud services and support. The company is an authorised distributor for brands such as ABB and Hager, and is registered with the Energy Commission, Construction Industry Development Board, Tenaga National Berhad and MyHijau. EV Connection is also a TÜV SÜD certified EV charger installer.
Beyond the integration exercise, both companies have plans to explore other opportunities to support the push for greater EV adoption in Malaysia. Potential collaborations include EV battery recycling, EV charger solutions, data sharing and more.
You can download the GoCar app to sign-up for a GoCar membership and experience the quiet and smooth drive of an EV.