EVs for rent


  • TECH
  • Monday, 16 May 2016

The Twizys are popular with the tourists in Langkawi. — Comos

Let’s face it – despite the sheer cool factor, you’d still have to fork out a lot of money if you wanted to own an electric car now.

Nevertheless, if you just want to experience driving an EV, you can actually rent one from Cohesive Mobility Solution (Comos).

The rental and car leasing company offers Renault electric vehicles to the public, allowing users to pick up or drop off their EVs at any of the designated green parking bays within the city

It has 12 Zoes available at the Bangsar and KL Sentral LRT ­stations for a fee of RM16 per hour. There is also an RM50 yearly ­membership fee.

“The idea is to let Malaysians have a feel of electric cars as some may think it’s difficult to drive,” says Comos executive director Mohd Azman Zainull Abidin.

For rent: Mohd Azman wants the public to get a feel of the Renault Zoe.
Mohd Azman is upbeat and anticipates more EV charging stations. — TAN KIT HOONG/The Star

Besides renting to individuals, Comos also leases EVs to companies.

It has leased 70 Renault Zoes to the Ministry of Finance, Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation, Iskandar Regional Development Authority and Allianz Insurance.

Comos also leases the Twizy, a two-seater quadricycle, to the Frangipani Hotel in Langkawi.

The Twizy in particular has proven to be popular with the ­tourists near the Langkawi cable car station where it is used for ­visiting tourist hotspots.

“We have four Twizys there. We charge RM50 for half an hour. About 250 people rent the Twizys per month. During school holidays, the demand almost doubles,” he says.

There are also two Twizys in Taming Sari Malacca and eight in Putrajaya (near the Putra mosque), which tourists, both foreign and local, rent for sightseeing.

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