City Energy Launches Singapore-Malaysia Cross-Border EV Charging Network
Singaporean gas company City Energy has joined forces with Malaysian startup EV Connection to launch a cross-border network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers, allowing drivers to easily power up their vehicles while travelling between the two countries.
The service is called Go and can be accessed through a mobile app that shows users charging points they can operate. The network of EV chargers cover multiple areas, such as Johor, Penang and Kuala Lumpur.
City Energy CEO Mr Perry Ong said that the service taps existing EV charging points across the north-south highway, from Johor to Penang and Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur. And customers can use the same City Energy Go app to operate charging points and make payment in Malaysia.
Other charging locations include Petron Kluang, Lotus's Kepong, as well as Sunway Nexis in Petaling Jaya and Rasa Sayang Hotel in Penang.
Mr Lee Yuen How, Founder of EV Connection, said that the plan is to deploy at least 50 more chargers into the network by the end of 2022.
For Singapore, meanwhile, the Go network, as of now, only includes charging points built in condominiums, which means that only the buildings’ residents can use them.
One charging point at Parc Botannia in Fernvale was launched on Tuesday, with more planned in the coming months. For instance, a charging point at Olloi in Marine Parade will be launched in May, while another charging point at Jadescape in Marymouth will be launched in June.
City Energy announced it looks to deploy charging points in nine other private condominiums between 2023 to 2026. These include Parc Komo, Van Holland, Kopar at Newton, The M Condo, Forett at Bukit Timah, North Gaia, The Arden, A Treasure Trove and North Park Residences.
The gas provider added that it’s currently only working on launching charging points in condominiums and mixed developments, but it remains “optimistic about the future” of making the service more accessible to other drivers.
To use the service, users have to open the City Energy Go app, which will show a map of their current location and the locations of the various charging points. Then, they can drive to the charging point, where they’ll have to use the app again to recharge their vehicles. They can either use the app to scan the QR code at the charging point or enter the ID of the charging point. After which, they’ll be prompted to choose between AC (standard charging) or DC (fast charging). Once they’ve selected, users can tap the “start charging” button. Payment is processed in the app.
Singaporean gas company City Energy has joined forces with Malaysian startup EV Connection to launch a cross-border network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers.
Right now, the charging points in Singapore are only located in condominiums and mixed developments, but City Energy is "optimistic about the future" on expanding the service's access to other drivers.
In Malaysia, meanwhile, there are charging points in multiple areas, including Johor, Penang and Kuala Lumpur, among others.