Gentari to help increase the use of electric vehicles in Malaysia – PM Ismail

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KUALA LUMPUR: To accelerate the adoption and commercialisation of clean energy, Gentari Sdn. Bhd. a company established by PETRONAS has recorded a success in green mobility where it has provided 20 two wheeled electric vehicles (EV) in Malaysia and 239 three wheeled EV in India via the vehicle as a service (VaaS) model.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, currently 125 charging facilities have been fixed in India and 68 in Malaysia. The VaaS initiative has reached one million kilometres of clean journey in India together with the reduction in the carbon emissions amounting to 83.4 tonne.

“I am confident this success will reach Malaysia shortly. I look at the impact of this growth as positive for Malaysia as Gentari is committed in expanding the charging facilities along the highways and other areas in Malaysia,” Ismail said in his speech in conjunction with Gentari Sdn Bhd at Lot 91, KLCC, officiating event, Thursday evening.

The Prime Minister added, the Gentari EV charger is equipped with “Digital Out-of-Home system. Besides being a new innovation, Suria KLCC is the biggest EV charging hub in Malaysia.

Ismail said, to speed up the charging facility provision, Gentari could help raise the usage of EV in the country.

“The launching of Gentari this evening is in line with the government’s efforts towards realising the target of National Energy Policy (DTN) via green mobility initiative, renewable energy and hydrogen as the main source of energy.

“It also increases the competency of Malaysia internationally in green energy sector towards reaching the Sustainability Development Agenda 2030.

“The launching of Gentari is historical as its existence is very significant in helping Malaysia to reach the national objective that is clean zero Gas Emission Glass House (GHG) in 2050 as outlined in the 12th Malaysia Plan.

“To reach the objective, as an early step, the DTN will be launched shortly following the government’s commitment to transfer energy to reduce the carbon release,” Ismail said.-Malaysia World News

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