PNB Merdeka Ventures teams up with Blueshark
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PNB Merdeka Ventures teams up with Blueshark


Blueshark, a pioneering subsidiary of Sharkgulf Technologies Group renowned for its cutting-edge smart electric scooters, proudly announces a strategic client-provider relationship with PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn. Berhad (PNBMV).

This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the realm of sustainable urban mobility, as Blueshark commits to equipping five divisions of PNBMV’s mobile patrol units stationed at the iconic Merdeka 118 tower in Kuala Lumpur, and the world’s second tallest building.

In a ceremony held recently at the Merdeka 118 tower, Blueshark officially handed over 14 units of its flagship R1 smart electric scooters to PNBMV, initiating a three-year lease agreement.

This collaboration underscores Blueshark’s unwavering dedication to providing innovative mobility solutions tailored to meet the evolving needs of urban environments. The deployment of Blueshark R1 smart electric scooters within Merdeka 118 tower’s operational framework ensures that essential personnel, including those from the Car Park, Common Facilities, Base Facilities, Merdeka Utilities, and Polis Bantuan (Auxiliary Police).

“We are thrilled to be partnering with PNBMV to provide our Blueshark R1 smart electric scooters to their various teams in such a landmark location,” said Jeff Chong, Group CEO (ASEAN), Blueshark Ecosystem Sdn Bhd.

“PNBMV and Blueshark both have shared values in sustainability and environmental responsibility. Blueshark’s first-to-last mile sustainable e-mobility ecosystem will enable PNBMV and its employees to reduce their carbon footprint and live healthier lives in the pursuit of their ESG goals. This would not have been possible without the foresight and commitment of the PNBMV leadership and organisation to embrace innovation and forward thinking as a beacon for other like-minded companies.”

Tengku Dato’ Ab. Aziz Tengku Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of PNBMV remarked, “We are excited to use Blueshark e-bikes as we move towards electromobility. The Blueshark R1 offers emission-free transportation, aligning with our goal of climate neutrality. Blueshark’s Vehicle & Backend Telematics will also provide valuable data for PNBMV’s carbon reporting, helping us meet our green mobility goals.

Our teams are responsible for the safety and well-being of all our employees as well as visitors from all over the world to Merdeka 118. Integrating e-mobility with Blueshark’s R1 e-motorcycles and connected ecosystem will help PNBMV’s various teams perform their duties more efficiently and sustainably”, he continued.

Blueshark R1

The R1 smart electric scooters from Blueshark are suitable for fleet operations, urban commuting, and patrol because they can recharge from any normal wall socket and have access to Malaysia’s first battery swap infrastructure.

Blueshark’s Internet of Vehicles (IoV) app-to-bike connectivity enables data to stream continuously between its vehicles and backend servers, enabling fleet customers to effortlessly and instantly monitor and track their vehicles in real time, as well as vital data like performance metrics, ride history, vehicle condition, and battery health.

“With an estimated 90 percent lower annual CO2e output over conventional 150cc engines, we are confident that our Blueshark R1 will be a valuable asset to PNBMV and an effective solution for emission-free mobility,” said Jeff.

“We are committed to providing our partners with the best possible products and services and we are excited to help PNBMV achieve its ESG mandate to reduce scope 1 and 3 emissions across the Group. We have engaged with hundreds of organisations and are working closely with Petronas to roll out more BlueStations and to accelerate advancements in EV adoption and infrastructure,” he continued.

Blueshark recently expanded its battery swapping BlueStation network across the Klang Valley to a total of 15 at select Petronas service stations, with plans to expand to possibly 50 locations nationwide by end-2024. To provide better access to sustainable urban mobility for all Malaysians, the Blueshark R1 smart electric scooter is offered with a diverse range of ownership options, including outright purchase and attractive subscription packages for the smart electric scooter as well as swappable battery packs for commercial fleet operators as well as individual consumers.

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