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PRO-NET Obtains RM200 Million In Financing To Support Its Green Mobility Initiative

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PRO-NET Obtains RM200 Million In Financing To Support Its Green Mobility Initiative


PRO-NET will also use this financing to import and distribute smart EVs in Malaysia

Proton New Energy Technology Sdn Bhd (PRO-NET), a wholly owned subsidiary of Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd, announced today it has obtained RM200 million in financing from CIMB Bank Berhad (CIMB) for the funding of its green mobility initiative and the import and distribution of the smart #1 premium electric vehicles (EVs) in Malaysia.PRO-NET

PRO-NET is the exclusive authorised importer and distributor for EVs in Malaysia and Thailand. The smart #1 is the first model sold by PRO-NET and is built on Geely’s Sustainable Electric Architecture (SEA) and styled by Mercedes-Benz.

Moreover, with a comprehensive ecosystem spanning 13 dealer locations, after sales services, as well as a user-friendly digital app known as “Hello smart” to provide access to over 70 percent of the public charging network, PRO-NET offers a holistic electric mobility solution together with the reassurance of a robust customer service plan.

The company is also charged with fulfilling national carmaker Proton’s commitment to its EV agenda and is set to play a pivotal role as it leads the transition towards the production of New Energy Vehicles (NEV) and the development of the Automotive High Tech Valley (AHTV) in Tanjong Malim.PRO-NET

Novan Amirudin, Co-CEO of Group Wholesale Banking, CIMB Group said, “We are honoured to support PRO-NET in advancing its green mobility initiative. The transaction underscores CIMB’s commitment in supporting clients across diverse industries to advance their ESG agendas and fostering positive impacts through sustainable finance solutions. This aligns with CIMB Group’s ambition to become a leading focused ASEAN bank and sustainability leader in the region, as outlined in our Forward23+ strategic plan.”

On top of that, CIMB provides an array of solutions for the consumer EV segment with the introduction of its comprehensive suite of EV financial solutions to drive the adoption of EVs and support the shift towards sustainable mobility across ASEAN.

These include preferential auto financing rates, insurance protection and a range of other exclusive privileges, facilitating consumer needs across every aspect of owning an EV. PRO-NET

As a purpose-driven financial intermediary, CIMB Group is continuously stepping up on sustainability innovation to achieve its sustainable finance target of RM100 billion by 2024 under the Group’s Green, Social, Sustainable Impact Products and Services (GSSIPS) Framework.


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