From left to right : Mr Li Yaohui, VP of Digital Power Business, Huawei Asia Pacific; Mr Chong Chern Peng, Vice President of Huawei Malaysia’s Digital Power; KVC Industrial Supplies Country Managing Director, Mr Eddie Wong Kok Leong; KVC Industrial Supplies Solution Manager, Mr Lee Wuen Han
Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei Malaysia) entered into partnership with KVC Industrial Supplies Sdn Bhd (KVC Industrial Supplies) to meet the country’s increasing demands for electric vehicles (EV) by supplying chargers for electric vehicle charging facilities.
This effort is in support of Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s, pledge for Malaysia to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and to elevate the government’s efforts to install 10,000 EV charging stations across Malaysia by 2025.
This partnership with KVC Industrial Supplies will see the company taking on the role as the main purchaser and fulfilment partner that will undertake the procurement and deployment of the electric vehicle chargers while Huawei Malaysia will be the technology provider in addition to administrating product training for KVC.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony was held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. KVC Industrial Supplies was represented by its Country Managing Director, Mr Eddie Wong Kok Leong while Huawei Malaysia was represented by Mr Chong Chern Peng, Vice President of Huawei Malaysia’s Digital Power. The MoU was witnessed by KVC Industrial Supplies Solution Manager, Mr Lee Wuen Han and Mr Li Yaohui , VP of Digital Power Business, Huawei Asia Pacific.
KVC Industrial Supplies Country Managing Director, Mr Eddie Wong said the MoU would provide the opportunity for both KVC and Huawei to leverage and integrate their technology to promote low carbon mobility.
“KVC has sold and deployed more than 150 charge points nationwide in residential, commercial and industrial areas and we strive to deliver more to echo our values of being ‘Committed to People and the Planet’,” he said.
“We believe that forging strategic partnerships with key stakeholders is the way to catalyse the growth of the national green ecosystem which will benefit the people and the planet. We are proud to have established a long and successful partnership with Huawei since 2017 and we are excited to explore new technology avenues in Huawei Digital Power portfolios that adds dimensions to our XtructureD® Solutions,” added Mr Eddie Wong.
According to Huawei Malaysia Digital Power Vice President, Mr Chong Chern Peng, Huawei aims to build a partnered ecosystem to enhance the quality of local infrastructure with the company’s arsenal of products and solutions from Digital Power moving towards the paradigm shift of carbon neutrality.
“In the roadmaps of the automotive industry, the electric vehicle is regarded as the future of the automotive industry. Due to the surge in demand for electrical vehicles in the Malaysian market, the need to enable more EV charging has become a necessity, and is a critical element in boosting the confidence of the consumer segment to transition to EV,” he said
Mr Chong further said, “Huawei is always open to collaborate with partners to build a holistic ecosystem to enhance the EV Charging Network in Malaysia, with the ultimate goal of supporting the Government and private EV manufacturers as well as partners to improve the charging experience of EV users,” he said.
As Malaysia pledges for decarbonisation, demands for electric vehicles are on the rise as fuel prices take a constant hike. As a result, renewable energy has been a key contributor to the global energy transition and has become the preferred energy source of choice.
Huawei has been actively involved in achieving carbon neutrality through building and promoting green integrated Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions to help industries and nations establish an environmentally-friendly ecosystem.
Huawei is committed to building a high voltage super charging platform that gives electric vehicles 10 minutes of charging and 200 kilometers of driving.