Maxis partners with Blueshark and EVC to boost e-mobility

Maxis partners with Blueshark and EVC to boost e-mobility

Malaysian telco Maxis signed MoUs on Wednesday with ‘smart scooter’ provider Blueshark and charging network operator EV Connection (EVC) to accelerate adoption of e-mobility solutions.

As part of the MoUs, Maxis will provide 4G and 5G network connectivity solutions to Blueshark and EVC (which operates the JomCharge charging network) to support their respective electric scooters and infrastructure.

Maxis, Blueshark and EVC also agreed to explore and develop new digital solutions for the EV ecosystem. First up is an ESG dashboard powered by Maxis’ cloud, data analytics, and IoT capabilities to help Blueshark customers use their electric scooters to measure and analyse their carbon footprint.

Maxis will also provide network connectivity to Blueshark’s battery swap stations across Malaysia to help analyse and manage their battery inventory.

“Blueshark’s edge is in our app-to-bike connectivity and with constant two-way data flows, our customers can monitor and track their vehicle stats in real time, seamlessly and instantly,” said Jin Chan, Group COO (ASEAN) for Blueshark. “This means that our app needs to be always connected and lag-free to provide riders with an always-on experience. Thanks to Maxis, we are now able to power up our robust connected ecosystem and IoV (Internet of Vehicles) solutions to their full potential for the benefit of our riders.”

EVC managing director Lee Yuen How said the company faces three key challenges in the EV sector: connection reliability, ease of management, and cost competitiveness.

“Maxis addresses these pain points with their IoT connectivity, providing us reliable coverage and connectivity along with an IoT analytics platform, supporting our JomCharge charging network at best value,” he said.

The MoUs were signed on the sidelines of the first E-Mobility Asia (EMA) 2023 exhibition, which is being held in Kuala Lumpur from 22 to 24 November. Maxis is also the official smart mobility solution provider for EMA.

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