JPJ to review regulations, SOPs related to EVs – Loke

JPJ to review regulations, SOPs related to EVs – Loke

The transport ministry says it has tasked the road transport department (JPJ) to review the standard operation procedures (SOPs) and regulations related to electric vehicles (EV), especially those for the commercial sector.

According to transport minister Anthony Loke, this is being done to ensure the sector can be developed sustainably in the country. He said a review was necessary as there was a possibility that some existing regulations might not be suitable if applied to EVs, Bernama reports.

“Therefore, we need to make changes if there are any procedures that are not applicable or relevant for EVs. This is because EVs, especially heavy vehicles, is something that is new and most of the regulations were for diesel commerical vehicles,“ he said.

“So, we need to make some form of change in terms of regulations,” he said during the launch of the Swift Green Logistics division and handover of the first Malaysian electric prime mover to Unilever Malaysia yesterday. He added that the government will try to reduce bureacracy to encourage the private sector to invest in EVs.

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Comments

  • anonimus on Oct 17, 2023 at 10:08 am

    should just review the regulations regarding 4x4s instead. so many ar$ehol3s 4×4 drivers on the road. they are basically moving hazards.

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    • Squid on Oct 17, 2023 at 11:23 am

      They will become extinct once diesel price is sold without subsidy

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    • AutoFrenz (the original) on Oct 17, 2023 at 12:32 pm

      Whatever you want to review just do your work properly minister…prove that you can deliver…no more u turn and no more excuses…

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    • Ahlokekor.... on Oct 17, 2023 at 3:09 pm

      Yes..better still ban these 4×4…they r a danger ,when they overtake with such enormous 250 horsepower,everybody have to give way.
      Or else,limit their sales volume annually.
      They r like a speeding lorry with gargantuan horsepower n torque.

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    • hazri on Oct 17, 2023 at 7:33 pm

      yes you are right, there are 2 types of 4×4 driver. the slow one on right lane, and the fast one always tailgating and drive like crazy. especially hilux and ranger with fake raptor bodykit.

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  • They should review EV parking in multi-level parking facility. EVs are generally at least 50% heavier than ICE vehicle of the same class. Some models double the weight. A couple of EVs are ok but can existing parking floor withstand the weight of more EVs?

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    • You’re quite wrong. ICE SUVs weigh about the same as most EVs. BMW X4 weighs 1,900kg. Benz GLE weighs 2,200 kg. Proton X70 weighs 1,700 kg. Meanwhile, Atto-3 weighs 1,800 kg, Kia EV6 weighs 2,100 kg.

      If you want to compare 50% heavier, then you’re comparing Proton X50 with the Atto 3. Shall we also review ICE SUVs parking at multi-level parking facilities?

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      • Why look at SUV when a B-segment BYD Dolphin is already about the same weight as a X70? What about Ora Good cat weight compared to a CR-V?

        https://www.cnbc.com/2023/10/03/as-ev-sales-surge-and-cars-get-heavier-parking-garages-have-to-change.html

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      • Seitha on Oct 19, 2023 at 1:33 pm

        Good point put forward…
        They should take this point after the recent Luton Airport EV fire which collapsed the concrete floor and damaged almost 1200 other vehicles.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZEku6lHfDM

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      • Seitha on Oct 19, 2023 at 1:36 pm

        You are also wrong
        EV’s weigh more purely on the weight of the batteries alone and there is no such thing as weight reduction to increase the range of the vehicle
        ICE vehicles have a long history of weight reduction due to the fuel consumption is directly related to the weight of the car!

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        • seitha own self wrong on Oct 22, 2023 at 10:45 pm

          obviously same principle applies to EV also. if you strip out the sound deadening and other features from an EV to make it weigh less it will have longer range given the same battery capacity

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    • Seitha on Oct 19, 2023 at 2:46 pm

      Good point put forward…
      They should take this point after the recent Luton Airport EV fire which collapsed the concrete floor and damaged almost 1200 other vehicles.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZEku6lHfDM

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  • JERRY OOI on Oct 17, 2023 at 11:14 am

    May i know when can i start bidding EV number plate.

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  • 4GR-FSE on Oct 17, 2023 at 11:29 am

    Bomba SOP too..
    The rescue team would need to take serious consideration especially fire breakouts in condo carpark, shopping mall and dense parking area. Some reports may argue that EV fire breakout is rare but it is way more difficult to put off compared to ICE cars. Fire can go on for hours even 1 day. According to the International Association of Fire and Rescue Services, extinguishing a burning tesla can take as much as 40,000 gallons of water (150,000L)

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  • ReDesign on Oct 17, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    Battery car of excessive Gross Weight inclusive of Passengers,
    Should be banned.

    They are dangerous if > 2800kg, >2.5kPa of car park design load.
    Which means literally each vehicle without passenger and load should easily be less than 2400kg.

    BMW iX is overweight follow this category, please consider into vehicle weight control.

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    • DonDon on Oct 17, 2023 at 1:36 pm

      Then why iX is only 2285kg when you said iX is overweight. Shows that you never read

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  • Tesla Fanboi on Oct 17, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Whats the news on EV revised road taxes

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  • Peaky on Oct 17, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    They should do more restrictions on EV reliability vehicles mostly on batteries to prevent any fire or power loss and other problems causes by software issues and others like Mercedes and Tesla does happen

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  • sohai on Oct 17, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    When say review EV SOP, probably is referring to the EV number plate punya SOP lah.

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  • So many automotive here in PT on Oct 17, 2023 at 4:55 pm

    HOW come Malaysians Species cannot develop own Car engine ?

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    • We tongkat engineers prefer rebranding mah..why waste so much effort develop

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    • Lanhb on Oct 18, 2023 at 10:59 am

      We like to buy more than to develop…fast moving society what

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  • Seitha on Oct 19, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    So, from what i understand from the HYB.
    We are going to have one set of SOPs for commercial vehicles with ICE engines and another set of SOPs for commercial vehicles with electric power!!…
    Yes or No??

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