Electric Cars in Malaysia

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Low noise
  • No fuel required
  • Suzuki eVX - "Is it me you're looking for," asks the future electrified Suzuki Vitara

    Following its debut at the Auto Expo 2023 in Delhi, India, Suzuki has unveiled its maiden electric vehicle, the Suzuki eVX concept, at the Japan Mobility Show. The eVX has a 60 kWh battery that gives it a range of approximately 550 km. According to the carmaker, the concept aims to “carry forward the brand’s 4x4 legacy.” It measures in at 4,300 mm long, 1,800 mm wide and 1,600 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,700 mm. All those figures are a little bigger than the current Suzuki Vitara but seeing th


    Oct 30, 2023

  • Smartphone on wheels, Sony and Honda's EV is called Afeela, hitting the roads in 2026

    Showcased at the ongoing Japan Mobility Show is Sony and Honda’s electric vehicle (EV), the Afeela, which is developed through a joint venture called Sony Honda Mobility. Izumi Kawanishi, President of Sony Honda Mobility, stated their intention to foster external app and software development. "We will open the development environment in mobility," he said, as quoted by Nikkei Asia. The Afeela boasts features like facial recognition, programmable sound effects for acceleration, and the ability to


    Oct 30, 2023

  • Proton and Gentari launch DC charger at Centre of Excellence (CoE)

    Proton and clean energy solutions provider Gentari have introduced a 100 kWh DC fast charger at their Centre of Excellence (CoE) headquarters along the KESAS highway in Shah Alam. The charger is conveniently positioned at the customer parking area of the Proton Crystal showroom, offering accessibility to all EV users, regardless of make and model. “With our imminent entry into Malaysia’s EV market via Smart Malaysia just around the corner, the time is right for Proton to take another step into t


    Oct 27, 2023

  • Mitsubishi D:X concept - The delicious PHEV future of the Delica that goes where most vans can't

    Vans appear to be making a comeback this year and the latest van-tastic addition to that growing list from the Japan Mobility Show is the Mitsubishi D:X concept that hints at a very promising future for the Delica van. And what a bright future that is, especially taking into account the amount of light that’ll make its way into the cabin courtesy of the wraparound glass from the windshield to the D pillar. If anyone complains about outward visibility in this, a trip to the optometrist should be


    Oct 27, 2023

  • What are the types of EVs?

    There are two main types of electric vehicles (EVs): Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs). BEVs run solely on electric power stored in batteries, while HEVs have a petrol or diesel engine alongside a small battery, while FCEVs use hydrogen.
  • Which type of EVs are available in Malaysia?

    We have BEVs and HEVs sold in large numbers here. FCEV cars are only in the testing stages.
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of EVs?

    Advantages of EVs:
    1. - Environmentally friendly: EVs produce zero exhaust emissions, reducing air pollution and greenhouse gases
    2. - Lower operating costs: Maintenance is simpler due to fewer moving parts
    3. - Quiet and smooth: EVs are quieter and provide smooth acceleration due to their electric motors
    4. Disadvantages of EVs:
    5. - Limited range: Some EVs have a limited driving range compared to traditional combustion-engine cars
    6. - Charging infrastructure: The availability of charging stations can be limited, plus not all high-rise residences allow for charging within
    7. - Charging time: Charging an EV can take longer compared to refueling a combustion-engine car
  • What are the incentives for buying EVs in Malaysia?

    Fully-imported (CBU) EVs are tax-free in Malaysia until 31-December 2025. There are also tax exemptions for locally-assembled (CKD) EVs until 31-December 2027. Road tax is also free for EVs until 31-December 2025.
  • Is it appropriate to buy EVs in Malaysia? What do I need to pay attention to?

    It is appropriate to buy EVs in Malaysia now, as the charging situation has improved, and the government is also currently incentivising the growth of EVs here. More chargers are being added, and manufacturers are introducing new models to make the selection increasingly diverse.
    Pay attention to incentives from the government, as well as the offers that carmakers might introduce in order to better entice you
  • What are the well-known brands of EVs recommended?

    GWM Ora, BYD, Mercedes-Benz EQ, Smart, Tesla, Kia, Hyundai, and BMW are just a few of the bigger players here.
  • What are the tips for using EVs?

    Consider installing a home charging station for convenience. While out and about, install apps that will tell you where chargers are, as well as their types and associated costs, to plan your trips better. While driving, use regenerative braking and smooth acceleration to maximise range. To care for your battery, avoid frequently draining the battery and charging to max to extend its life.
  • What is the range of an electric vehicle worth buying?

    Right now, a budget of RM 200k is the sweet spot to consider: there is the Tesla Model Y, BYD Atto 3, Hyundai Kona Electric, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Ora Good Cat in this price range.
  • Should I buy an EV or an ICE car?

    Choosing between an EV and an ICE car depends on factors like your driving habits, charging access, budget, and environmental considerations.
  • Are EVs durable?

    EVs are designed to be just as durable as ICE cars. While battery lifespan remains one of the key concerns, advancements in battery technology, in addition to the owners’ own care are also important in improving longevity.
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