Malaysians will have a chance to drive an EV through targeted subsidies and financial assistance.
The ministry hopes that more people will start using EVs to transform Malaysia into a cleaner and greener country.
EV sales are set to quadruple this year, but there are not enough chargers nationwide.
MIDA deputy CEO said this move would pave the way for more companies to invest in Malaysia mainly in the electric vehicle (EV) industry and its ecosystems.
MITI Minister, Tengku Zafrul said the government is targeting 10,000 EV charging stations by 2025.
The company said they will share “Tesla Masterplan” and upcoming developments in Malaysia at the event.
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RimbaWatch warned of misleading consumers with ratings that could give the false impression of achieving net-zero emissions through the use of EV.
The limited number of EV charging stations, estimated to be approximately 1,000, is discouraging manufacturers from entering the market.
The current EV road tax is deemed as too expensive and discourages people from buying one.
This free charging period lasts from 19 to 21 April and 24 April 2023.