Gentari & Sarawak Energy open Borneo’s fastest & largest capacity EV charging station – 3 chargers, up to 180kW DC

Clean energy solutions provider Gentari’s subsidiary – Gentari Green Mobility has partnered with Sarawak Energy to expand its electric vehicle (EV) charging network into the state of Sarawak. Its first charging point is located at the ICOM Square in Kuching, a location that gives the public access to amenities such as malls, restaurants and office buildings.

Open 24/7, the said charging station will be on trial throughout the month of September and offers three charging points, two of which are equipped with 180 kW DC charging power. This makes Gentari and Sarawak Energy’s new charging station the fastest and largest capacity public station in the whole of Borneo.

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Gentari Deputy CEO and Green Mobility CEO, Shah Yang Razalli said, “The launch of Gentari’s inaugural EV fast charging station in Kuching in collaboration with Sarawak Energy Berhad, marks a pivotal stride in advancing the EV infrastructure across Sarawak. This launch, the first of many to come, signifies substantial progress in bolstering the region’s EV network. By introducing 24/7 fast charging capabilities, we are not only building range confidence but making the transition to EVs an appealing one.”

Earlier in June, Gentari signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Sarawak Energy at the Sustainability and Renewable Energy Forum 3.0 (SAREF 3.0) event. The agreement includes a partnership between the two companies to grow EV adoption in Sarawak through the development of a comprehensive and wide-ranging EV charging infrastructure in the state.

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Gentari and Sarawak Energy’s efforts to encourage EV adoption in Sarawak will also be acting as support for the Malaysian government’s plan of reaching 10,000 EV charging stations throughout the country by 2025 under the Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint (LCMB) 2021 – 2030.

Sarawak Energy Group Chief Executive Officer, Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili said, “Sarawak Energy is pleased to introduce Borneo’s fastest public EV Charger in partnership with Gentari. This marks the beginning of our commitment to build a network of EV chargers across Sarawak, connecting major towns and cities starting here in Kuching and crossing the Pan Borneo Highway for an anxiety free journey.”

“As Malaysia’s largest renewable energy provider, we are committed to greening the grid and electrifying the fleet. This aligns perfectly with Sarawak’s Post COVID-19 Development Strategy in support of decarbonising the transportation sector”, he added.

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Aside from the new charging station, users in Kuching can also access Gentari’s network of 600 charging points across Malaysia through the brand’s EV roaming network via both the Setel and JomCharge mobile applications. As of now, Gentari, through its affiliated entities has deployed over 160 charging points in Malaysia and 168 charging points in India.

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