The new setup also aims to provide job opportunities for those in the B40 income group
Electric scooter manufacturer Blueshark and EP Manufacturing Berhad (EPMB) today announced a multi-stakeholder partnership with several local industry players, including Blueshark Ecosystem Sdn Bhd and the Malaysian Green Technology & Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) as part of its market introduction in Malaysia.
Blueshark inked an MoC with its key industry partners at the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2022 today, to create sustainability-led job opportunities for the B40 community in Malaysia while also facilitating the adoption of smart electric scooters here.
Among the first models to roll out will be the Blueshark R1 smart electric scooter, which will enable riders to experience the integrated ArkRide OS that is proprietary to BlueShark, complemented by a cutting-edge lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery-swap technology to enable a seamless recharge while on-the-go.
The ArkRide Operating System also features a customisable Android-based user-friendly interface with numerous rider aids allowing software updates over-the-air, with comprehensive vehicle telemetrics linked to our own Internet of Vehicles (IoV).
Introduced with a commercially viable leasing model, Blueshark aims to enable SMEs and corporates to lower total running costs across the entire ecosystem – making Blueshark a smart choice for both the business and for environmental sustainability.
The Blueshark R1 also features an integrated lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery-swap technology that provides 110km of range with an easy battery-swapping tech which reduces the time taken to recharge.
Expected to be leased to customers, Blueshark’s first 3S centre will be opening soon in Glenmarie, Shah Alam.
Zulkefly Bin Baharuddin, Deputy Executive Chairman of EP Manufacturing Bhd (EPMB) said, “Blueshark’s introduction in Malaysia is set to champion sustainable mobility for Malaysians whilst also catalysing business logistics by empowering both corporates and small-medium enterprises (SMEs) and facilitating the gig economy."
"Merging life-changing technology with a holistic approach to green urban mobility, Blueshark aims to create opportunities for Malaysians by providing a safe, accessible and carbon neutral alternative for their daily travels”, Zulkefly added.
Jeff Chong, Chief Executive Officer (ASEAN) of Blueshark Ecosystem Sdn Bhd said, “In what is an unprecedented move in automotive history, we believe that with our unique product ecosystem and business model, we will be making our products accessible to all, especially the B40 group and we will be putting a lot of focus on empowering this underserved group of people with subsidies, green jobs creation, green entrepreneurship programs and much more.”