GoEV, the electric car-sharing service of GoCar, has just turned one and it has plans to add more EVs to its fleet. Since its launch in December 2021, GoCar says more than 1,000 users have experienced a quiet and clean drive with its Nissan Leaf and the platform has recorded more than 500,000km in total distance. It added that more than 90% of their members have experienced fully-electric vehicles for the first time on their platform.
To celebrate its first anniversary, GoCar offers discounts of up to 70% (capped at RM80) for GoEV car-sharing bookings by using the promo code 1STGOEV. This limited-time offer is valid for bookings made between 12 and 15 December, but users would only have until 31st January 2023 to redeem their bookings based on their travel plans.
On top of that, GoCar is giving away 100,000 GoPocket Points, which is equivalent to RM1,000 to 10 lucky users. The GoEV Share service is available only for round trips where users will need to pick up and return the car from the same point. The Nissan Leaf costs RM24.90 per hour and RM249 per day. The daily costs can go as low as RM232 per day if you make a one-month booking. Each GoEV comes with a complimentary chargeEV card where you can access almost 300 charging stations nationwide, while GoEV charging stations are free to use for all GoEV members. Recently, GoCar has integrated with EV Connections’ Jom Charge mobile platform, which makes it easier for GoEV users to find available chargers and view charger types within the JomCHarge network.
For those who prefer to rent long term, there’s also a longer subscription option which starts from RM2,300 per month with a 3-year contract or RM3,000 per month on a shorter 1-year duration.
As part of its expansion plan, GoCar expects to have more than 30 units of the Nissan Leaf deployed across 20 zones in the Klang Valley. It aims to bring the total number of the overall GoEV fleet to over 50 units for both sharing and subscription options.
Commenting on the anniversary milestone, GoCar Malaysia CEO Wong Hoe Mun said, “The EV market in Malaysia has been gaining momentum, specifically in the development of charging infrastructure and introduction of more EV models from various car brands. However, accessibility to the masses is still a challenge. The high cost of purchasing an EV is simply not viable for most Malaysians, especially given current challenging economic conditions.”
“GoEV addresses this gap and we are proud to be the first car-sharing platform to offer a compelling solution for EV in Malaysia. The goal is to provide more affordable EV access to the general public so that everyone, not just the privileged few, can experience the EV lifestyle. Through our subscription model, potential EV buyers can also take advantage of GoEV for a longer-term experience before jumping on the bandwagon to buy one,” he added.
The Nissan Leaf is an all-electric hatchback which has a 40kWh Lithium-Ion battery that can provide a range of up to 311km on a single charge. It has an electric motor powering the front wheels which push 150PS (148hp) and 320Nm of torque. It can do 0-100km/h in 7.9 seconds and it has an electronically limited top speed of 155km/h. At the moment, Nissan Malaysia is selling the second-gen Leaf for RM175,800.
Users can book and manage their GoEV Share booking using the official GoCar Mobile app which is available on Apple App Store and Google Play Store.