GoCar Malaysia is partnering Green EV Charge to enhance its EV offerings with a better user experience. This collaboration will see the integration of the chargEV network platform into GoCar’s mobile application. Doing so will enable GoCar members, as well as other EV users, to gain access to the EV charging network conveniently through a single platform i.e. via the GoCar app.
Green EV Charge is a joint venture company of Yinson Green Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd and GreenTech Malaysia Alliances Sdn Bhd. The company currently operates Malaysia’s largest EV charging network, with over 400 charging stations nationwide.
The first phase of service integration will allow GoCar app users to view locations, availability of and types of chargers in the chargEV network. In the next phase of integration, services would include pre-booking of an EV charger, scheduling a recharge, making payments and monitoring of charging progress.
This collaboration with Green EV Charge is the latest of GoCar’s ongoing efforts to expand the accessibility of the EV experience to more Malaysians. The company had recently teamed up with another provider i.e. EV Connection to allow users of the GoCar app access to the JomCharge charging station network.
Furthermore, GoCar has also expanded its GoEV sharing and subscription line-up. It now has the Nissan Leaf and Hyundai Kona E-Max and E-Lite in its fleet of electric vehicles. The company is targeting to increase to more than 100 EVs in its fleet by the end of 2022.
Through GoEV, GoCar members can choose to experience driving an EV for an hour, a day or a month or even from 1 year, up to the option of 3 years. Based on data collected to-date, of the 1,000 GoEV users who have clocked an excess of 500,000 km, 90% were first-time EV users.
“We are excited about this partnership with Green EV Charge. 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,” commented Wong Hoe Mun, CEO, GoCar Malaysia.
“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 added.
Meanwhile, Yinson GreenTech Senior Vice President Electromobility, Ruslin Tamsir added, “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 an attractive and sustainable transport option in Malaysia.”
The company has made upgrades to modernise chargEV’s network, services and back-end system in line with the mission to accelerate the deployment of EV charging infrastructure in Malaysia. Now, customers are able to view the location, availability and type of connectors of chargers, as well as obtain directions in real-time. The company has also improved its customer service experience and quick access to the support hotlines via the chargEV mobile app. The app now offers greater flexibility with both subscription and pay-per-use options to cater to the user’s charging needs and allow greater accessibility for all plug-in vehicles.
To be able to use the GoCar services and also access the charging networks, you will need to download the GoCar app and sign up for a membership.