March 29, 2012 by staff
Electric Vehicles, Malaysia hopes to achieve between 10-15 per cent electric vehicles (EV) in the market by 2020, said Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui.
He said the government had initiated the Fleet Test Vehicles (FTV) Programme together with Proton, to determine the requirements for developing and testing technology, as well as related infrastructure and promoting the EV.
In this respect he said, 120 EV’s will be on the road in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya by year-end.
“The result of the implementation and data compiled in the FTV Programme will become the input for the development of the Electric Vehicle Masterplan in Malaysia.
“If the result shows a positive reception to the EV in the country, its percentage will increase and our investment into infrastructure such as the charging stations will also go up.
“We have a ballpark figure. We hope to achieve between 10-15 per cent of our motor vehicle population, in an effort to reduce the carbon dioxide emission by 2020,” he added.
He was speaking to the media after attending the ministry’s 2011 Excellent Service Awards ceremony here yesterday.
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