Gentari Introduces SEA’s Fastest Public EV Charger
Gentari Sdn Bhd, the clean energy subsidiary of PETRONAS, has introduced Southeast Asia’s fastest public EV charger. This is the first operational 350 kW charger for electric vehicles made available to the public at the EV charging hub in X Park Sunway Serene, Sungai Way Free Trade Industrial Zone in Petaling Jaya. It is also the first EV charging hub in Malaysia to offer kilowatt-hour (kWh) based pricing.
This charging hub, rolled out in partnership with EV Connection Sdn Bhd (EVC), consists of a 350 kW super charger as well as 2 DC fast chargers and 5 AC chargers. X Park is also the first EV charging hub in Malaysia to be licensed by the Energy Commission (EC), ensuring the safety of the facility’s structure and operations. Gentari and EVC’s charging hub currently under construction at the Bangi Golf Resort has also received a license from the EC.
“Gentari’s new high-speed charging hub at X Park Sunway Serene is expected to contribute significantly towards supporting a viable EV ecosystem by improving range confidence for EV drivers with a focus on the urban charging experience. As the first charging system to be licensed by EC, we are pleased to support efforts to standardise and govern Malaysia’s emerging green mobility sector, towards boosting consumer confidence. Gentari is also pleased to be the first to offer an equitable kilowatt-hour (kWh) based pricing mechanism, demonstrating our team’s customer-centric mindset and pace to act,” said Shah Yang Razalli, Gentari’s Chief Green Mobility Officer.
Lee Yuen How, Managing Director of EVC, added, “We hope that the provision of a diverse range of affordable and accessible fast-charging infrastructure at X Park, Bangi Golf Resort and future licensed installations nationwide will help spur the EV adoption rate among Malaysians. This location in Sungai Way is well positioned to serve residential and business EV users around Petaling Jaya who are looking for reliable and convenient charging facilities with a shorter charge time. X Park is also equipped with F&B and entertainment options offered for the convenience of drivers while they charge their EVs.”
With the Bangi Golf Club charging hub expected to join its network soon, Gentari is focused on offering a mix of hubs in quick-moving high traffic locations such as X Park as well as leisure destinations such as Bangi Golf Club, to seamlessly blend EV charging with other routine activities.
Since its introduction in June 2022, Gentari has made progress in providing range confidence among EV users by deploying 117 charging points across 20 locations in Malaysia and 133 charging points in India. The company aims to be Asia Pacific’s preferred green mobility solutions provider, and capture 10% market share (circa 25,000 charging points based on current estimates) across key markets in Asia Pacific by 2030. In the mid-term, Gentari has plans to install 9,000 public charging points by 2026, with an anchored presence in Malaysia and India.
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