Gov’t targeting to have 100 more EV charging points in place on tolled highways by 2025 – Ahmad Maslan

Gov’t targeting to have 100 more EV charging points in place on tolled highways by 2025 – Ahmad Maslan

The government says it is targeting to have an additional 100 EV charging points in place on tolled highways by 2025. According to deputy works minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan, this is to meet the demand for more changing points, especially on the North-South expressway (NSE), brought about by the continued increase in electric vehicles (EVs) on the road, Bernama reports.

“Within another year and a half we hope to add another 100 EV charging stations (on tolled highways), where the original target was only 100 in 2025. Looking at the current trend, this is set to increase and reach 160 charging stations because we have received many applications,” he said.

He added there was still a way to go in ensuring that the public charging infrastructure across the 33 tolled highways would meet user needs. “The need for increased EV charging points is one of the new challenges in the future highway landscape, in addition to creating new concepts for R&Rs,” he said.

At present, there are 60 EV charging points on the NSE and East Coast Expressway (LPT), placed at rest and service (R&R) areas and petrol stations. While the installation of chargers and the growth of the network is being fully undertaken by the private sector, the government does maintain a working overview of the infrastructure’s development.

This can be seen via PlanMalaysia’s national electric vehicle charging network dashboard, which presents a running progress report of the current public charging network in the country from a topographical perspective and composition viewpoint.

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  • Ghani on Dec 21, 2023 at 10:58 am

    Alhamdulillah mantap terbaik kjaan madani PH BN.

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  • Basically this Gomen is only for the rich.

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    • Mike Tee on Dec 22, 2023 at 11:43 am

      You are mistaken. Early EV adopters will pay for infrastructure. Higher charging costs, higher depreciation, lousier EV tech, etc.

      When EV tipping point (when your decision to buy a car is not ICE vs EV but which EV) comes, you want the hard work(infrastructure) to have been already done. RM45,000 or RM450,000 EV will use the same chargers.

      If charging is not in place and the rest of the world are enjoying cheap EVs, you’d be screaming “our govt had no foresight to put charging infrastructure in place because they only care about the rich, didn’t expand quickly enough”

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  • Syukur on Dec 21, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    The government should increase their investment in chargers inorder to have more control over the pricing which eventually is the key determinant in whether the adoption of EV will be successful in the future. For example, instead of the government approving a RM50million to fund Kumpool (a privately owned Chinese entity) they could have invested in the platform to enhance the adoption rate of chargers.

    We are regressing to the issues championed by the current government.

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