Perodua emo-1 EV concept – all-electric Myvi study with 68 PS/220 Nm, 55.7 kWh battery, 350 km range

Perodua emo-1 EV concept – all-electric Myvi study with 68 PS/220 Nm, 55.7 kWh battery, 350 km range

A year after showing its Electric Motion Online (emo) concept, Perodua is back with another electric vehicle study, but there’s a difference in the emo-1, as the vehicle is called. Where the original visualisation was offered as a 1:6 scale clay model, this one is presented in full-size form, with supposedly running mechanicals.

The emo-1, which is on display at the Malaysia Autoshow 2024, is an electric hatchback underpinned by a 2021 D51A Myvi serving as a donor vehicle. The conversion project is powered by a three-phased permanent magnet synchronous motor offering 68 PS (50 kW rated; 120 kW peak) and 220 Nm of twist (quoted as 315 Nm on the large info panel at the display), and this is good enough to get the electric Myvi to 100 km/h in around seven to nine seconds.

The motor is juiced by a NMC lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 55.7 kWh (listed as 57.6 kWh on the info panel), which the automaker says will offer 350 km of travel (400 km quoted on the display panel spec sheet) on a single charge. As for charging, it takes over five hours to get the unit to full via 11 kW AC charging, while charging at 50 kW DC takes just over an hour.

The specs on the prototype are different from that ventured for the EV study from last year, when 95 PS and 121 Nm was quoted from its electric motor, and performance figures included a 0-100 km/h time of 10 seconds and a 160 km/h top speed (there’s no mention of the latter with this one, but 150 km/h was intimated during the presentation). The actual battery is also slightly up in terms of capacity from the 50 kWh stated previously.

According to the company, the project to develop the emo-1 – which tips the scales at more than 1,400 kg – started back in Sept 2022, but actual construction only began nine months ago, with the final build completed with the assistance of an Australian partner.

The conversion is very much a precursor for further development, with the company saying that an updated concept will be shown at the end of this year, which means it’s likely to be at KLIMS.

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Meanwhile, production is slated to take place sometime next year, and there’s even a price point ventured for its first EV offering – the automaker says that it will be below RM100k, but above RM50k. It added that there will be a new mechanism to ensure better resale value for Perodua EVs too.

Info panels placed in the showcase area offer highlights of the electrification project, so if you’re heading to the Malaysia Autoshow 2024, be sure to check them out.

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Comments

  • MyEvil on May 21, 2024 at 1:38 pm

    More Evil on the road soon.

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  • newme on May 21, 2024 at 1:46 pm

    This dated Myvi platform is way back to the Lagi Best version. Takkan takde platform baru.

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  • People do EV, you do EV. 0-100 takes 7 to 9 sec. Baik jgn buat. The CVT variant is also about 10sec already.

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    • For what reason you need supercar performance on a supermini? Maybe you don’t know that brutal acceleration drains battery which is the exact opposite of what a city car should be?

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    • ClownsEverywhere on May 23, 2024 at 2:58 pm

      Makes some sense lah, this is Myvi EV, purpose is for GoGreen and Long Range in City Drive. Use some brain cells please, not every EV 0-100km developed for 3-5secs, clowns

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  • Raja Kamarul on May 21, 2024 at 1:49 pm

    Bila rosak, boleh la making… “Emo la kau ni!”

    LoLz

    Let’s hope the cheap wallet-friendly EV comes quick!

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  • Jangan Emo je on May 21, 2024 at 4:08 pm

    Local made EV using Nickel Cobalt Manganese batteries very volatile easily thermal runaway sparks burns explodes. Why locally no expertises and learns to use lithium iron phosphate batteries instead?

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    • Basher on May 21, 2024 at 9:57 pm

      Cakap macam pandai tapi kosong. Why not you start first, be the pioneer.

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    • I am the expert. Come and see me. I’ll explain you why.

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    • PPUKM Psychiatric Faculty dean on May 24, 2024 at 12:29 pm

      Your hard bitter truth statement definitely causing certain tribes experiencing anger grumpiness depression alot

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  • Hopefully this would not ends up like any other EV concept which is just a concept and never mass produced.

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  • I love this. Maybe reduced the battery to 35/40kWh, give me back the 5th seat. smaller battery means lesser weight and “more” range, faster charging too. Probably better acceleration.

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  • ROTI CANAI on May 21, 2024 at 8:22 pm

    See this sort of power I also emo

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  • Chan Boon Chew on May 22, 2024 at 8:18 am

    I hope this Perodua EV will be exported to other countries to earn money for our country. If this Perodua EV is only for Malaysia market, then it must be very fishy since Toyota has nothing much to offer in EV.

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  • Sell for 40-50k?

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  • Prophetic truth on May 23, 2024 at 5:36 am

    Lithium-ion. Stop this, bombs on the road. See what happened in China. A puncture will make it explode but of course people will buy it. Perodua has a monopoly here.

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  • Panglipura on May 23, 2024 at 12:21 pm

    EV Sebaik perbanyak kios pengecasan dan guna pd kenderaan2 kormersial kerana skop kenderaan diguna pakai hari baru pengguna biasa lebih yakin begitu kos maintenance penukaran bateri baru jangka masa tertentu tidak membeban pengguna dimasa akan dtg.
    Nilai harga kenderaan tidak merugikan pengguna iika mahu menjual sebagai kenderaan terpakai. Jika tidak projek EV akan hanya utk 20thn akan datang kerana b40 takut he dak membeli.kenderaan hantar dpt di jual di negara lebih maju. Euroup dan negara Asia yg lebih maju utk menguji sendiri model buatan malaysia.

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  • pretiga on May 23, 2024 at 5:29 pm

    Different with china EV still using myvi radiator for water cooling the battery? Funny still got eco idle disabled button, i thought EV car doesn’t idle at all.

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  • Outalingam Crap on May 25, 2024 at 10:54 am

    Hmm….350km? Why NOT 400km (and beyond) instead?

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  • serious ah on May 27, 2024 at 8:49 am

    lithium-ion battery? not LiFePO4?

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