GoCar Malaysia’s electric vehicle (EV) car sharing fleet, GoEV, has just turned one-year-old. In that time, it has recorded more than 500,000 km in total distance travelled, with more than 1,000 GoCar users taking the opportunity to experience quiet, clean city driving via the GoEV option, since it was launched in the Klang Valley in December 2021.
Among those users, more than 90% of them are experiencing EVs for the first time!
So to celebrate the milestone, GoCar is offering up to 70% in savings (capped at RM80) on GoEV car sharing bookings with a special promo code “1STGOEV”. The limited-time promotional offer is valid only for bookings made between 12-15 December, but users have until January 31, 2023 to redeem their bookings.
Additionally, the company is also giving away 100,000 GoPocket Points, equivalent to a value of RM1,000, to 10 lucky GoCar and GoEV users.
The company has been busy expanding its GoEV Share fleet. In the one year since its launch, the fully-electric car-sharing fleet now has over 50 vehicles for both sharing and subscription options. Among those, more than 30 are the Nissan Leaf, littered across the 20 zones within Klang Valley that GoEV currently operates.
“The EV market in Malaysia has been gaining momentum, specifically in the development of charging infrastructure and introduction of more EV models from various car brands. However, accessibility to the masses is still a challenge. The high cost of purchasing an EV is simply not viable for most Malaysians, especially given current challenging economic conditions,” said GoCar Malaysia CEO, Wong Hoe Mun.
“GoEV addresses this gap, and we are proud to be the first car sharing platform to offer a compelling solution for EVs in Malaysia. The goal is to provide more affordable EV access to the general public so that everyone, not just the privileged few, can experience the EV lifestyle. Through our subscription model, potential EV buyers can also take advantage of GoEV for a longer-term experience before jumping on the bandwagon to buy one,” he added.
As for the normal GoEV Share service, it’s currently available only for round trips (pick-up and return at the same zone) and short-term use, with options ranging from hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly rentals. Normal rates start from RM24.90 per hour and RM249 for a day, to RM232 per day for a one-month booking.
To ease any potential range anxiety, each GoEV vehicle also comes with a complimentary chargEV card, giving users access to almost 300 charging stations nationwide. Charging stations at the GoEV zones are free to use for all GoEV members.
Through the recent integration with EV Connection’s JomCharge platform, users can also easily view charger locations, availability, and charger types within the JomCharge network directly through the GoEV app.