EV gross sales in Malaysia improve to 2,631 models in 2022 – up 860% fr 2021; gross sales in 2023 “shall be a lot increased”

Whereas simply 274 new electric vehicles were sold in Malaysia in 2021, an enormous leap was anticipated for EV gross sales within the yr of 2022 that adopted, and so it has confirmed. Some 2,631 EVs had been bought in Malaysia final yr, based on Malaysian Automotive Affiliation (MAA) president Datuk Aishah Ahmad on the affiliation’s annual overview press convention at this time.

This represents an 860% acquire over the three-figure tally from 2021, nonetheless MAA’s EV gross sales determine accounts for electrical automobiles that had been purchased new via official distribution channels. In December, highway transport division (JPJ) director-general Datuk Zailani Hj Hashim stated that there are more than 10,000 fully electric vehicles registered within the division’s database.

When it comes to predicting electrical car gross sales in 2023, the affiliation has but to forecast the variety of EVs that shall be bought subsequent yr, although the gross sales quantity for this yr “will certainly be a lot increased than in 2022” as a result of there are quite a few EV fashions that shall be launched, and the continued tax incentives for EVs will proceed to drive gross sales, stated the MAA president.

Sure entrants to the Malaysian market have hit the bottom working for 2023, such because the BYD Atto 3 that has had 100 units delivered to customers in Malaysia earlier this week, and a further 500 units are on their way right here. Final month, the first batch of the Ora Good Cat arrived in Malaysia for buyer deliveries.

On the extra luxurious finish of the EV scale, the BMW i7 EV has been sighted registered on Malaysian roads, with expressions of interest for the flagship sedan opened from final April, and Audi Malaysia has also opened ROIs for its range of e-tron EVs.

In the meantime, lately launched within the premium EV phase had been the Mercedes-Benz EQE350+, in addition to the Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric; each arrived within the second week of December 2022.

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