Maxis in tie-up with Blueshark, Jomcharge to hasten EV uptake

KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis Bhd has inked a memorandum of understanding with smart scooter provider Blueshark and JomCharge charging station operator EV Connection Sdn Bhd (EVC) to accelerate the adoption of e-mobility in Malaysia.

Maxis will provide 4G and 5G network connectivity solutions to connect vehicles and EV charge points under Blueshark and EVC.

The exchange was witnessed by Investment, Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Tengku zafrul Abdul Aziz at the launch of E-Mobility Asia 2023.

The telecommunication company said it would explore innovative digital solutions with both parties to accelerate the application of new technologies within the EV ecosystem.


As a start, Maxis will develop an environment, social and governance (ESG) dashboard to aid Blueshark customers in measuring and analysing their carbon footprint via their electric scooters.

"The dashboard will leverage Maxis' end-to-end capabilities spanning cloud, data analytics, and the Internet of Things. Maxis will also provide network connectivity to Blueshark's battery swap stations across Malaysia to help them analyse and manage their battery inventory," it said in a statement.

EVC managing director Lee Yuen How said as one of the major players in the EV industry, it faces three challenges, which are connection reliability, ease of management and cost competition.

"Maxis addresses these pain points with their Internet of Things, providing us reliable coverage and connectivity with an analytics platform, supporting our JomCharge charging network at best value," he said in the same statement.

Blueshark Ecosystem Sdn Bhd group chief operating officer (Asean) Jin Chan said thanks to Maxis, the company is able to power up its robust connected system and "Internet of Vehicles” solutions to their full potential.
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