Socar expands its fleet to include the Renault Zoe EV

Socar expands its fleet to include the Renault Zoe EV

Socar, the app-based car-sharing programme, has expanded its fleet in Malaysia to include Renault Zoe EVs as part of a partnership with Tenaga Nasional. Users are now able to book a Zoe at Socar EV Zones, which are currently located at two locations in Cyberjaya, namely Shaftsbury Square and DPULZE Shopping Centre.

To place a booking, you’ll need to open the Socar app and find a Socar EV Zone as indicated on the map by a green plug pin – each booking is limited to five hours. Once the booking is made, head towards the Zoe, press the “plug” button to stop the charging process and unlock the car, and then unplug the charging cable from the car’s charging port before returning it to the charging station.

Once inside, check the car’s remaining battery level and estimate range to ensure there is sufficient charge for your journey. After you’re done using the vehicle, return it to a designated drop-off site, plug in the charger, and be on your merry way.

The Zoe units on hand are the same as those first introduced in Malaysia back in 2016, which are powered by an electric motor with 87 hp and 220 Nm. The e-motor is fed by a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery, which is capable of delivering a range of up to 240 km on a full charge.

As an incentive to entice users, Socar is offering a discount of 40% on EV bookings made, which can be claimed by using a promotion code (SOELECTRIC) at the checkout screen. If you have tried or any planning to try out the new Socar EV service, let us know about your user experience in the comments below.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • They bought over COMOS’s renault zoe, but socar don’t provide any charging cable and chargev card which doesn’t make sense at all. I try to charge the car at ABB malaysia and the car pops out the car ‘Check Charging Post’, I rented this exact unit when the car is still with COMOS and the car always had problems when charging up the battery. Fantastic car to drive, terrible charging experience.

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  • 4G63T DSM on Dec 31, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    As a Socar user, I think they should update the app to show battery levels of the car before you get there……

    Otherwise, what recourse do I have when I reach there only to find out that the car didn’t have sufficient time to charge up from the previous user?

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