PETALING JAYA, 19 September 2023 – CelcomDigi Berhad (CelcomDigi) and Yinson Holdings Berhad (Yinson), a global energy infrastructure and technology company, have sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner in the development of innovative electric vehicle (EV) services and infrastructure for Malaysian consumers, driving EV and green energy adoption in the country.
The collaboration enables Yinson to leverage CelcomDigi’s widest, fastest 4G LTE and 5G network to power up the connectivity for chargEV, the nation’s largest charge point operator, as well as for rydeEV and drivEV in the eMobility space.
In addition, both companies will work together to explore new, innovative solutions that will allow consumers to stay connected while having easier everyday access to clean, technology-enhanced services including eBikes, electric vehicles, EV charging stations and solar infrastructure integration.
CelcomDigi’s Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Idham Nawawi said that via its Innovation Centre, the company continues to strengthen its commitment as the digital enabler for Malaysians, bringing innovation and IoT solutions beyond telecommunication services to connect lives everywhere and enhance Malaysians’ digital lifestyle.
“This is a significant milestone in our long-standing partnership with Yinson – the first time in Malaysia that a telecommunication service provider teams up with a global energy infrastructure and technology company to jointly innovate the way we bring EV services to consumers. The automotive industry is undergoing radical transformation, with automakers agreeing that the next five years will bring about more change than the previous three decades, driven by the significant possibilities brought about by electric vehicles in particular, and green technology in general.”
“We are excited to work with Yinson to drive green-tech adoption among Malaysian consumers to support the nation’s energy goals as outlined in the New Industrial Master Plan 2030. We will explore various opportunities, from enabling connected assets to developing a robust and integrated infrastructure ecosystem. We believe this will be the next future and sustainable movement for Malaysia’s mobility infrastructure and ecosystem.”
Lim Chern Yuan, Yinson’s Group Chief Executive Officer said, “Connectivity and innovative technology are the building blocks of the efficient, clean and equitable transportation system of the future. To this end, we are pleased to join hands with Malaysia’s largest mobile network operator CelcomDigi, further supported by progressive policies by the Malaysian government. Together, we hope to put clean, integrated transportation solutions into the hands of everyday Malaysians, bringing us collectively closer to achieving the nation’s net zero goals.”
The MoU was signed by Datuk Idham Nawawi and Lim Chern Yuan during the EVM Asia 2023 that was held as part of the Smart Nation Expo 2023. The signing ceremony was witnessed by YB Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurup, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia. Also present were Yinson’s Group Executive Chairman, Lim Han Weng, CelcomDigi’s Deputy CEO, Albern Murty, and Chief Innovation Officer, T. Kugan.