More than 10,000 EVs registered in Malaysia – JPJ

More than 10,000 EVs registered in Malaysia – JPJ

There are more than 10,000 electric vehicles already registered in Malaysia right now, according to JPJ director-general Datuk Zailani Hj Hashim, who spoke at the launch of the BYD brand and the Atto 3 EV in Malaysia last week.

These are part of the total of more than 100,000 electrified vehicles which are currently registered in Malaysia, said Zailani. In addition to the tally of more than 10,000 electric vehicles, there are 80,000 petrol-electric hybrid vehicles of various types, along with 2,700 diesel-electric hybrids, the department’s director-general added.

With the ongoing tax exemptions for electric vehicles, both locally assembled (CKD) and fully imported (CBU), the total number of electric vehicles in Malaysia is set to ‘jump’, Zailani continued.

More than 10,000 EVs registered in Malaysia – JPJ

The current tally of over 10,000 fully electric vehicles registered in Malaysia as of the JPJ’s announcement last week is a significant leap over the 274 units sold in the country last year, which confirms the expectation of a big jump in volume once the tax-free era for EVs in Malaysia has begun.

The 274-unit total for last year were for new EVs registered by MAA members, which does not include parallel or grey import channels. Among the latest electric vehicles which have been launched in Malaysia is the Mercedes-Benz EQE350+, which arrived yesterday with pricing at RM419,888 on-the-road without insurance, and just launched today is the Volvo C40 with up to 450 km of range, starting from RM289k.

To recap, the tabling of Budget 2023 in October saw the extension of exemptions for EVs in Malaysia until the end of 2024 for CBU EVs, which was announced by then-finance minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, who is now minister of international trade and industry in the cabinet of 10th Malaysian prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

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Mick Chan

Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.



  • Kementerian Hal Ehwal Tiktok on Dec 14, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    Sooner or later, TNB will need to build more power stations to accommodate the increasing use of electricity and to prevent power shortages.

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    • newme on Dec 14, 2022 at 5:58 pm

      And later limit the use because cope with the demand like in China.

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      • AP Putra on Dec 15, 2022 at 11:20 am

        very soon Mainland has nuclear fusion power plant provides ample of excess electricity

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        • newme on Dec 15, 2022 at 4:19 pm

          They can’t even fix the leak in one of their nuke power station in Taishan and need to call in help from the west.

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  • William Austin on Dec 14, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    New era go for green environment, Malaysia shall set target for Petrol and Diesel vehicle to be end of life in year 2030. No longer able to renew road tax. Had implements in USA, UK, Eurpore, Asian country such as China, Singapore, Japan, Thailand etc. Lets go for green environment…

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    • Li Peng on Dec 14, 2022 at 2:52 pm

      And the green environment comes from coal fired power plants?

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      • Yusuf on Dec 14, 2022 at 7:56 pm

        Time to convert coal power plant to hydro or other renewable energy

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  • make it below 100k and quadruple that amount!

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    • Li Peng on Dec 14, 2022 at 2:54 pm

      Raw materials for batteries are damn expensive. Cannot cheaper than rm100k.

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  • stranger on Dec 15, 2022 at 10:36 am

    wonder what is the best selling hybrid and best selling electric car this year?

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