CAM EC35 is the first fully-electric van to go on sale in Malaysia – 80 hp/200 Nm, 266 km range, fr. RM130k

CAM EC35 is the first fully-electric van to go on sale in Malaysia – 80 hp/200 Nm, 266 km range, fr. RM130k

The Sendok Group has announced the debut of the CAM EC35, billed by the company as first fully-electric van to go on sale in the country.

Previewed last week at an event in Genting Highlands, the company says the commercial offering, which is essentially a rebadged Dongfeng Sokon Automobile (DFSK) model, is targeted at logistics and courier companies looking to make the transition towards clean and responsible transportation.

Priced from RM130,000, the CAM EC35 measures in at 4,500 mm long, 1,680 mm wide and 1,985 mm tall (with a 3,050 mm wheelbase), with a cargo area measuring 2,550 mm long, 1,480 mm wide and 1,280 mm tall. It’s equipped with an electric motor offering 80 hp (60 kW) and 200 Nm, and this is juiced by a 38.7 kWh lithium-ion phosphate battery, which provides the vehicle with a range of 266 km (WLTP cycle).

Equipped with a CCS charging port, AC charging takes five hours to get the battery from 20% to an 80% state of charge (SOC), and eight hours from 0-100% via the 6.6 kW onboard charger. Meanwhile, DC charging (at up to 40 kW) reduces the 20-80% SOC time to 80 minutes and to 2.5 hours from 0-100%.

Standard equipment includes an eight-inch touchscreen unit and reverse camera, as well as a driver’s airbag, reverse parking sensors and ABS and EBD.

Klang-based Sendok, which offers light commercial vehicles badged under the CAM brand, says the EC35 is the first in a series of pure electric vehicles expected in the brand’s EV line-up, with more products in the pipeline. At the event, it said the first batch of EC35 customers included Eclimo Solutions, Car2U and Jadem Automobile.

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Comments

  • JohnDee on Jan 12, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    266km range only? This is a Van people do business, carry goods…pls at least double the range

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  • Jeremy on Jan 12, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    So for 130k it is either this or that sexy Pug below.

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  • Fawzi Ahmad on Jan 13, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    266 km for business purposes…buang masa

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  • 7yearsfd1 on Jan 15, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    266km only and let me guess , that to carry it own weight only? what about full load? for a comercial work horse?

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  • James on Feb 26, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    this is the ugliest Van ever. China low quality at that price still not worth it. low range. low power and so ugly design. just get a used Euro 5 B7 Diesel Van from Japan and get it done. wrong business approach. this van will not survive here.

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  • James on Feb 27, 2022 at 8:59 am

    this is the problem in Malaysia. government opened the business for EV but instead of bringing proper EVs and good brands. companies go to China and bring all the EVs that are actually reject and failed in China to make profit fast. this is a wrong business approach. there are far better options globally for commercial EV vans.

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  • Vijaya on Mar 05, 2022 at 7:07 am

    ^ is there any proof that their E-Vans can help with ESG compliance

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  • Vijaya on Mar 05, 2022 at 7:07 am

    Is there any proof that their E-Vans can help with ESG compliance

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  • Nonama on May 11, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Malaysia always bring the failure design vehicle from China. Dont bring in rubbish into our country…

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  • intermilan on May 24, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    All theseEV vehicles are being promoted in ways as if electricity and charging facilities is free or in abundant.

    With our electricity tariff structure / tiering (price per unit get higher the more you use), adding an EV (and change at home) will push electricity bill even higher.

    Beside they never publish how many kilowatts are needed for a full or 80% charge and how much they going to cost. (depending on effective / each price tier.

    Anyway kudos to the company for trying. All the best.

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  • good van, can consider for my business. charge daily no problem.

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  • Nat Ryder on Dec 15, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    I saw one of these with a DHL logo, looks very nice, RM130,000 is an affordable price.

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