Gentari partners with Virta to grow EV charging market in Southeast Asia

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June 25, 2024 at 9:00 AM

Clean energy solutions provider Gentari Sdn Bhd (Gentari), a subsidiary of Malaysia’s PETRONAS Group, is collaborating with leading EV charging business solution provider Virta through its subsidiary Gentari Green Mobility to expand the EV charging network across Southeast Asia.

Leveraging Virta's digital platform services, technology and industry expertise with Gentari’s deployment and operation of EV charging infrastructure, the partners will also work with third-party entities to enable EV charging interoperability in the region.

 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 chargers in Thailand and Singapore, strengthening Gentari’s market-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.

"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 catalyse 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',” says Virta co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer Elias Pöyry. 

"I am confident that Gentari is well-positioned to be a market leader in Southeast Asia. We already have a large footprint in the region and a deep understanding of local business needs and consumer expectations. Recognising the value of teaming up with a partner that brings global standards and industry experience, we see this collaboration as crucial in executing our plans with speed and scale," adds Shah Yang Razalli, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Gentari and Chief Executive Officer of Gentari Green Mobility.

Virta, the leading European EV charging platform, brings its 10-year track record in EV charging services to the partnership, having enabled over 1,000 charging networks to manage their charging business on Virta’s platform in 36 countries, including the most mature EV markets in Europe. Virta has also established itself in Southeast Asia since 2022.

There is an increasing need for robust charging infrastructure as Southeast Asia and Oceania pick up pace in EV penetration; several countries in the region are already showing double-digit EV share in new car sales. It is expected that the market in the region will develop much faster than the US and EU to date, as there is a wide selection of EVs already available due to local and Chinese EV makers entering the market with affordable models to meet demand. 

About Gentari 

Gentari is focused on delivering the solutions required to put clean energy into action today, to transform how we live tomorrow. Gentari's three initial core pillars of Renewable Energy, Hydrogen and Green Mobility form a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help consumers in their decarbonisation journey. Its mission is to be the leading next-generation Commercial and Industrial (C&I) and utility-scale renewable energy developer, a scale hydrogen producer and go-to industry partner, and to be Asia Pacific’s leading green mobility solutions partner. In the long term, Gentari aims to be the most valued clean energy solutions partner, creating greater impact, connecting businesses, and making the journey to a net zero future, possible.  

Gentari Go, a clean energy platform, was recently launched to offer customers an integrated sustainable lifestyle experience, enabling the flow of clean energy from Roof to Wall to Wheel. The Gentari Go app is currently available via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in Malaysia. For more information on Gentari Go, please visit or email us at 

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About Virta

Founded in Helsinki in 2013, Virta is a global pioneer in developing smart electric vehicle charging services. It was ranked on the Financial Times 1000 Europe's Fastest Growing Companies list for the fifth time in a row in 2024.

Virta offers both the modular solutions for large enterprises looking to operate EV charging networks at a continental level and end-to-end charging solution including everything you need to build, operate, and scale a smart EV charging business in a fast and cost-effective way.

Virta’s digital EV charging platform is used by over 1,000 private and public companies and organisations in retail, hotel, real estate, parking, petrol retail, automotive, and energy industries. These customers operate over 100,000 chargers in 35 countries, forming the “Powered by Virta” network.

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