PM: Perodua & TNB Should Work Together On EV Industry

To become a carbon-neutral country in the future, the prime minister suggested that TNB and Perodua develop inexpensive EV charging rates and vehicles.
(credit: Malay Mail)

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If we don’t stop using fossil fuels for transportation soon—as the earth becomes hotter every year—it might be too late to preserve the planet. Malaysia is also transitioning to EVs and away from ICE vehicles, albeit more slowly than many other nations across the world. To build a strong EV industry in this country, we, therefore, require assistance from all relevant parties.

In a news report by Malay Mail, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob suggested working with Perusahaan Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sendirian Berhad (Perodua) and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) to provide inexpensive electric vehicle (EV) charging rates for the general public.

The TNB is presently aiming to increase its energy production, according to the prime minister, by utilising renewable energy sources and providing enough EV charging points.

At the same time, Perodua can use this opportunity by exploring new fields such as producing high-quality EVs that Malaysian families can afford.

In fact, telecommunication companies like Telekom Malaysia can also work with these two parties to provide data packages that will enable users to book EV charging sessions online.

Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

In order to combat the effects of climate change that have affected the entire world and to secure the country’s sustainable growth, the prime minister said such sensible cooperation should be established as soon as feasible.

He claimed that by working together, Malaysia would be able to meet its goal of becoming a carbon-neutral country by the year 2050.

Meanwhile, he said that the government was open to talking with the business sector to make sure that any new regulations or initiatives were consistent with the path the nation was taking.

In fact, he added that he had just recently requested that Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris based in the High-Tech Valley to create a training and research facility that would be named the Center of Advanced Automotive Research and Training (CAART).

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