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Transport Minister: Process for compulsory BEV number plates 'ongoing', mechanism and prices to be announced

Sanjay ยท Jun 24, 2024 04:22 PM

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Transport Minister, YB Anthony Loke Siew Fook has confirmed that the proposed BEV-dedicated number plates are currently in the process and will be announced in due time.

 

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YB Anthony (fifth from right) with the Kia EV9

"The EV number plates, of course we will appoint a vendor. For that, the process is ongoing. Once that is ready, then we will make an announcement. It's a special plate, so for new EVs we will make it compulsory, but for existing EVs they are given the option whether to change the number plate," he said, speaking at the sidelines of a Batik Air and Kia Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony earlier today.

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First mooted on 1-July 2023, further details of the number plates, such as costs and launch date, will be shared at a later time. "Right now they [the vendors] are still doing some technical familiarisation, so once we are ready then we will make the announcement," said the Minister.

Malaysia's special BEV number plate

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An example of a BEV-specific number plate in Germany

The new number plates will be implemented on new cars, while existing registered BEVs can continue to use their current number plate, though the ministry will encourage owners to make the switch.

The special number plates, featuring the letters โ€˜EVโ€™, will streamline the enforcement of illegal parking at charging stations and assist first responders, such as fire and rescue personnel, in evaluating risks before attending to an accident involving an electric vehicle.

Also read: MoT: Special number plates for BEVs by end-2024, PHEVs excluded

Sanjay

Senior Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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