M’sia sets tar­get of 100,000 EVs by 2020

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is on track to achieve the tar­get of the use of elec­tric ve­hi­cles (EVs) to 100,000 by 2020, from be­tween 110 and 120 units cur­rently, thanks to its con­ducive poli­cies, pro­vi­sion of in­fras­truc­ture and in­creased pub­lic aware­ness.

Malaysian Green Tech­nol­ogy Corp (GreenTech Malaysia) CEO Ah­mad Hadri Haris, said the com­pany has no plans to re­vise the tar­get set by the govern­ment.

Ah­mad Hadri said the im­ple­men­ta­tion of con­ducive poli­cies had at­tracted more play­ers to in­vest in the EVs and make them more af­ford­able.

In terms of in­fras­truc­ture, there were com­pa­nies which were in the process of in­stalling 25,000 charg­ing sta­tions na­tion­wide, he said.

He added that 100 units of Tesla Model S would be on the road end of next year and would be leased to gov­ern­mentlinked com­pa­nies to pro­mote the use of EVs. – Ber­nama

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