MARii and PEKEMA to accelerate development of EV infrastructure in Malaysia – 1,000 DC chargers by 2025

MARii and PEKEMA to accelerate development of EV infrastructure in Malaysia – 1,000 DC chargers by 2025

Earlier this week, Malaysia Automotive Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) and the Malay Vehicle Importers and Traders Association of Malaysia (PEKEMA) inked a memorandum of agreement (MoA) towards the development of an electric vehicle (EVs) infrastructure in Malaysia.

Both parties said they will collaborate on setting up a network of 1,000 DC rapid charging stations around the country by 2025. They will also co-develop connected aspects such as e-payment, charger locators, battery management systems as well as service centre networks for the charging ecosystem.

The development activities will be coordinated through an electric vehicle centre of excellence (COE), which will be established through the partnership. The COE will address key enablers towards ensuring a harmonised and integrated charging ecosystem and will also operate as a focal point for aftersales service support, among other things.

MARii and PEKEMA to accelerate development of EV infrastructure in Malaysia – 1,000 DC chargers by 2025

Aside from being an important platform for the EV ecosystem, the COE will add a new dimension to the scope of MARii facilities such as the MARii Design Centre, MARii Academy, MARii Simulation & Analysis Centre (MARSAC) and the National Emission Test Centre (NETC).

According to MARii CEO Datuk Madani Sahari, the ambition of the partnership was to increase consumer and industry access to electrification in the country. Meanwhile, PEKEMA sees the venture as something that will establish new opportunities for the industry, from the creation of high skilled jobs to the development of after-sales service centres.

“I believe that this MoA will expedite the areas of collaboration between PEKEMA and MARii, and also generate new collaboration areas that bring prosperous impact and benefits in the era of environmental friendliness,” PEKEMA president Datuk Zainuddin Abdul Rahman said.

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  • Fakta on Aug 13, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Anything PEKEMA touch it’ll turn into shxt

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  • kenny on Aug 14, 2021 at 1:42 am

    itu pun cucuk kereta mahal2 merz,bm volvo plug in lebih rm 150k yg miskin mcm sy pakai saga satu full tank RM65 330km smpi kosong tanki nya

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  • Lennon Lee on Aug 14, 2021 at 11:17 am

    I hope this is not going to be another typical short change case….similar to free laptops for school students. Until today, not even half of total laptops are delivered.

    I hope this is not another “sembang-kencang, curry-flavour, chest thumping, hot-chicken-sh@t feel-good, syok sendiri, KPI-fullfilment statement.

    Tolong la ya…..

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  • kontol on Aug 14, 2021 at 11:23 am

    other than talkok.nothing

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  • john is otak batu on Aug 14, 2021 at 11:25 am

    Stupid figures by stupid people. This 1000 units maybe enough for 1 township not even 1 state!People won’t touch until the charging point r massive in qty & convenient to get. BTW, pls abolish & dismental this so call PEKEMA, they r really useless bunch of parasite.

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  • Brian on Aug 14, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    The comments section here is a perfect example why Malaysia can never progress. People complain when slow or lack of efforts made to go EV and when some do, they shoot such efforts down. Way ta go Malaysians!

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    • There is alot of startup doing EV charging too, eg my startup haha. Powered by RISE, EV charging station complete with payment system and all. But we are struggling to get fund to scale up. Sometime saw the news as this is so envy, we trying our best, all self technology, self assembly and made in malaysia own team. Have patent and everything, but the path to scalable is so difficult. But hey please be confident, thing is changing, although some commentor here don’t like PEKEMA, but at least they are moving in a right direction. More Charging Station could help us towards the full EV in future.

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  • Bieight on Aug 14, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    DC charging need to be at least 240v

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  • Car Mutts on Aug 14, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    predict that MORE RED-TAPE and APPROVALS required for Private Sector to PUSH for EV’s. There are ALREADY EV standards established by BIG Players in the WORLD. Follow what is being USED and PRACTICED else where. Malaysia does NOT have a CRITICAL MASS for any EV to be ECONOMICALLY produced LOCALLY !!! China’s EV are going to dominate the WORLD. Yet …. What are we doing ??

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