Less than 1,000 EV chargers in Malaysia currently, five times less than this year's target

Shaun · Sep 30, 2022 03:35 PM

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Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (MOSTI), Datuk Ahmad Amzad Hashim, said that the number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Malaysia is still low, with less than 1,000 recorded units in the country, Bernama reports.

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He added that MOSTI initially targeted to have 5,000 EV chargers in Malaysia this year but the current number of chargers is five times less.

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“Our initial target for this year is 5,000 EV charging stations nationwide but the number is still less than 1,000 stations.

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“Our focus is still at major towns, we also received requests from other states to allow these vehicles to travel from state to state and they need charging station facilities along the way.

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“Efforts are being done now with the government calling all stakeholders to meet. This would allow us to look into ways to increase the number of charging stations,” he said.

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