Mustapa MITI

The holder of the first car manufacturing license for energy efficient vehicles (EEVs) under NAP 2014 will be announced in two months time, according to Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

The MITI minister said that the car manufacturer in question, a multi-national one, will build EEVs in Malaysia primarily for the export market. Actual manufacturing is expected to start within the next two years. He was speaking at today’s launch of the six roadmaps for the National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2014, which was revealed last month.

According to Malaysian Automotive Institute (MAI), EEVs are defined as vehicles that meet a defined specifications in terms of carbon emission level (g/km) and fuel consumption (l/100 km). EEV includes fuel efficient vehicles, hybrids, EVs and alternatively-fuelled vehicles, e.g. CNG, LPG, biodiesel, ethanol, hydrogen and fuel cell.

Click here for a detailed explaination of Malaysia’s EEV definition, and find out all you need to know about NAP 2014 in our round-up post.