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Ada Quek joins EV battery start-up Noco-noco to lead sustainability

Quek moves to the Japanese mobility start-up after more than two years with the Centre for Nature-Based Climate Solutions at the National University of Singapore.

Ada Quek, Noco-noco
Ada Quek has joined mobility startup Noco-noco to lead sustainability and business development. Noco-noco rents out EVs powered by its own long-lasting batteries. Image: LinkedIn

Ada Quek has left the Centre for Nature-Based Solutions at the National University of Singapore to join a start-up that leases carbon-neutral electric vehicles (EVs).

Called Noco-noco – a play on the words “no CO2” – the Japanese firm leases EVs powered by its own long-lasting batteries. Noco-noco claims that its technology can add 15 years to the lifespan of lithium-ion batteries. The start-up was previously known as 3DOM Singapore, and is a subsidiary of parent company Tokyo-headquartered 3DOM Alliance.

Quek has joined as sustainability and business development manager. Her role will involve finding partners and investors to scale the production and roll-out of the service, working on sustainability strategy, and also generating and purchasing carbon credits to support the carbon neutral claims of Noco-noco’s leasing platform.

“I’ll hopefully be able to bring all the lessons about carbon credits from my time at the NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions and ensure that these credits are high-quality and have real impact,” she told Eco-Business.

Quek joined the Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions in 2021 in the communications and outreach team. She started her career as a sustainability trainee with Singapore state-owned investment firm GIC.

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