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Malaysia still lacks electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to meet rising demand, with only about 1,000 currently in operation, compared to a target of 10,000 stations by 2025, according to Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation (Mosti) Chang Lih Kang.
The plan was outlined in the Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint (LCMB) 2021-2030 in 2021.
There were less than 1,000 public charging stations in place as of September last year.
However, There were less than 1,000 public charging stations in place as of September last year, and while the number of EV charging stations is now reportedly around 1,000, it is still far short of what is required to move the country’s electrification agenda forward.
Chang stated that there aren’t enough charging stations because EV is still relatively new to the market and country.
“As a result, manufacturers are hesitant to enter the market,” he said after witnessing the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Alibaba Cloud and Agmo Holdings earlier this week.
The collaboration between the two digital platforms aims to make EV users’ lives easier by providing relevant information on public charging stations via the Agmo EV Superapp, allowing them to choose which charging station best meets their needs. The application will provide users with information such as payment methods, navigation assistance, and the charging rates offered by the respective service providers.
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Chang also stated that his ministry would carry out several programmes to develop the local EV industry in collaboration with the ministries of investment, trade, and industry (MITI) and Tenaga Nasional.