Tan Chong forms First Energy Networks to build and operate EV charging infrastructure


While most of the automotive giants are bringing in their hybrid and EV (Electric Vehicles) into the country, it seems that Nissan is pushing the bar even higher.

The Malaysian distributor and assembler of Nissan cars, ETCM or Edaran Tan Chong Motor announced the incorporation of First Energy Networks, which will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company.

If you haven’t already know, this will be the company which will be building and operating its own charging infrastructure and system in the country and that means that they are pretty serious about competing in the EV market. In fact, they are very serious about it because this means that they are going to offer a complete set of services which will ensure that you not only drive their EV cars but you will also not have to worry about charging because this is the company which will put the charging stations in place.

The thing is, they have their Nissan Leaf already launched here but although their EV hasn’t quite make much inroads, this is very much their message and suggestion to the government that it would be the way forward. Like it or not, this surely is a positive move for any company and by getting the infrastructure and services upfront, they are really getting ready for the future.