Malaysia’s first electric car sharing scheme, COMOS, is having an Electric Carnival at The Curve this weekend (September 19-21). Visitors to the carnival will be able to get up close with, and test drive, the electric cars of the COMOS fleet.

Membership registration will also be open – sign up and there’s a chance you could become an exclusive pilot user and enjoy unlimited usage of the car-sharing services during the trial period – although no mention is made of when and how long the trial period is.

Back in May, we told you about Cohesive Mobility Solution (COMOS), Malaysia’s first EV car-sharing programme, under which Klang Valley residents would be able to rent either a Nissan Leaf, Renault Twizy or Renault Zoe on an hourly basis. We very recently spotted a trailer load of Zoes – probably the first batch of cars under the scheme.

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The initial aim was to have 30-40 EV units operational in KL at the time of launch (targeted for August at the time), and 60 public charging stations. The vehicles would be purchased by COMOS, the cost of which would be recouped by rentals and revenue generated through the sale of advertising space on the cars.

COMOS is a partnership between CMS Consortium, Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) and Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia).

Private company CMS Consortium operates under the care of NADI Manufacturing, which is controlled by Proton’s ex-chairman Datuk Seri Nadzmi Salleh. COMOS’ executive chairman however, is none other than ex-Proton MD Datuk Seri Syed Zainal Abidin.

Renault Zoe

Renault Twizy