Yinson, Aeon to build Malaysia's largest retail EV charging network

KUALA LUMPUR: Yinson Holdings Bhd has partnered with Aeon Co (M) Bhd (Aeon Malaysia) to develop Malaysia's largest retail electric vehicle( EV) charging network.

Yinson said its subsidiary Yinson GreenTech had signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with Aeon Malaysia and Aeon BiG (M) Sdn Bhd to provide charging infrastructure across its shopping outlets in Malaysia.

"The company will also introduce e-mobility leasing solutions for Aeon Group's logistics fleet," it said. 

Yinson executive vice president of technology and new ventures Eirik Barclay said the company's goal was to help businesses accelerate the transition to a net zero environment. 

"Today, we mark another milestone in our efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change as we partner with one of Malaysia's leading shopping malls, Aeon, who has developed a robust sustainability roadmap for its business. 

"Together, we aim to implement green technologies that will bring Malaysia a step closer to realising its goal for a cleaner future," said Barclay. 

Under the agreement, Yinson GreenTech aims to deploy its EV chargers complete with value-added services such as customer care and loyalty programmes. 

The company also aims to deploy a charging hub for Aeon's future logistic fleet of EVs, which Yinson GreenTech will introduce and manage under its comprehensive EV leasing solutions programme.

These services are introduced as part of the Aeon sustainability charter and are expected to enhance the overall efficiency of the group malls while benefiting its retail customers with EV charging services.

Aeon chief venture and sustainability officer Azli Mohamed said the partnership with Yinson GreenTech was one of the examples that company was operationalising sustainability by enabling sustainable commuting. 

Azli said with 28 malls, 34 stores and 21 Aeon BiG outlets, the company would be the first and largest retail EV charging network ecosystem in Malaysia. 

"Aeon aims to lead the retail sector by enabling the ecosystem for sustainable commuting.

"This will be done by future-proofing our malls to meet the needs of the surrounding community, enriching their retail experience while maintaining Aeon's responsibility towards the environment," he added.

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