GLOBAL. Petronas Group subsidiary partners with Virta to expand EV charging infrastructure in Southeast Asia

Virta subsidiary Gentari is deploying technologically advanced EV charging services across the Southeast Asia region through its clean energy platform, Gentari Go

Gentari Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Malaysia’s Petronas Group, has collaborated with Finnish EV charging solutions provider Virta’s local subsidiary Gentari Green Mobility to expand the EV charging network across Southeast Asia, Virta announced on June 25.

The two companies also plan to work with third-party entities to enable EV charging interoperability in the region, leveraging Virta's digital platform services, technology and industry expertise with Gentari’s deployment and operation of EV charging infrastructure, the company said.

In line with its long-term aim to become Asia Pacific’s leading green mobility solutions partner, Gentari is deploying technologically advanced EV charging services across the region through its clean energy platform, Gentari Go.

Launched in Malaysia in February 2024, Gentari Go also offers customers access to EV chargers in Thailand and Singapore, strengthening Gentari’s leading position in high-powered direct current (DC) charging.

More than 2,400 charging points across the three countries are already available, with a target to onboard another 2,000 charging points on the Gentari Go network by the end of 2024, Virta said.

Notably, Virta’s EV charging platform enables over 1,000 EV charging networks to manage their charging business in 36 countries, including the most mature EV markets in Europe. Virta has also established itself in Southeast Asia since 2022.

“This partnership has vast potential to capture the momentum of the energy transition in Southeast Asia. Gentari Green Mobility has grown from its inception into a leading market player in e-mobility in only a year and a half, and we are happy to further catalyze growth with our market-proven, end-to-end global EV charging services and experience, including in Singapore, Thailand and Australia. Our customers and partners will benefit from our ecosystemic approach in enabling faster EV penetration across the whole region – 'Powered by Virta',” said Virta Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer Elias Pöyry.