MDeC going green with electric car-sharing scheme

CYBERJAYA: The Multimedia Development Corp (MDeC) has adopted an electric vehicle (EV) car-sharing programme that will allow MDeC employees to travel to external meetings and functions in a greener manner.

MDeC and Cohesive Mobility Solution (Comos) concluded a handover ceremony of an EV yesterday that signified MDeC’s commitment towards a greener future as well as supporting future technology that will compliment future smart cities (Cyberjaya and beyond). The initiative is in line with the government’s green agenda and serves as a highlight on the importance of the technologies behind EVs.

Under the partnership, Comos has installed a 7Kw Syntronic Charging Infrastructure Solution developed by Syntronic Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a MSC-status company at MDeC headquarters along with a four-year lease of a Renault Zoe under the Comos Electric Car Sharing Programme. MDeC employees are encouraged to utilise the vehicles for work purposes.

MDeC CEO Datuk Yasmin Mahmood hopes that the program will create bigger awareness for the public as well as promoting homegrown solutions for the growth of the energy-efficient vehicle industry.

Comos chairman Datuk Seri Syed Zainal said with Comos, organisations can rely on its platform to save costs through better fleet management (zero fossil fuel consumption and reduced congestion via car sharing) while at the same time reduce carbon footprint.

There are currently more than 20 MSC-status companies that are involved in green technology and over 80% of them are Malaysian-owned. The Malaysia Automotive Institute and Cyberview have also leased the EV from Comos.