Largest EV Charging Operators From Singapore and Malaysia Combine Networks Through Roaming

Electric vehicle (EV) charging operators Charge+ from Singapore and ChargeSini from Malaysia have signed a roaming collaboration agreement that grants EV drivers from both parties access to each other’s charging networks.

Both the Singapore and Malaysian governments have identified the EV sector as a key growth area and rolled out pro-EV policies to encourage the uptake of EVs. This roaming partnership between Charge+ and ChargeSini will enhance the convenience of cross-border EV charging in both countries and increase the confidence of EV drivers in long-distance driving.

The agreement was signed and announced in Singapore by Charge+ CEO Goh Chee Kiong and ChargeSini’s founder and CEO James Goh.

Charge+ is a leading EV charging operator in Southeast Asia, with about 2,000 EV charging points implemented in Singapore and across the region. Charge+ aims to install 30,000 EV charging points in Southeast Asia by 2030.

This roaming agreement is highly synergistic with Charge+’s ongoing implementation of an EV charging highway that spans 5,000km across five Southeast Asia countries, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, the longest EV charging backbone in the region.

Charge+ had also earlier announced roaming partnerships with several key EV charging players in the region, namely Thailand’s Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Malaysia’s Tenaga Nasional Berhard (TNB) and Indonesia’s Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN).

This announcement with ChargeSini represents another major milestone in enhancing the cross-border charging experience in Southeast Asia and will help address the longstanding concern of prospective EV buyers about the inconvenient signing-up process with multiple mobile apps.

ChargeSini (Chargehere EV Solution Sdn Bhd) is Malaysia’s leading EV charging solutions provider. ChargeSini presently boasts a network of 701 operational EV charging bays across 224 hubs, strategically located across Peninsular and East Malaysia. This network includes 122 DC charging points and 579 AC charging points. This roaming partnership will grant ChargeSini app users access to the Charge+ EV charging network in Singapore, Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia.

When the roaming is implemented, the charging points are accessible through both the proprietary apps of Charge+ and ChargeSini that are available on both Apple (iOS) and Google (Android) devices.

Charge+’s CEO Goh Chee Kiong said: “This roaming collaboration aligns with our mission to catalyse the proliferation of electric mobility in Southeast Asia. The extension of our charging network through roaming will dispel the misperception that EVs are not suitable for long-distance, cross-border travel. We believe in creating a seamless access to more charging points, thereby contributing to the growth in the adoption of electric vehicles in the region.”