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

Whereas simply 274 new electrical autos had been offered in Malaysia in 2021, a giant 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 offered in Malaysia final yr, based on Malaysian Automotive Affiliation (MAA) president Datuk Aishah Ahmad on the affiliation’s annual assessment press convention at this time.

This represents an 860% achieve over the three-figure tally from 2021, nevertheless MAA’s EV gross sales determine accounts for electrical autos that had been purchased new via official distribution channels. In December, street transport division (JPJ) director-general Datuk Zailani Hj Hashim mentioned that there are greater than 10,000 totally electrical autos registered within the division’s database.

By way of predicting electrical car gross sales in 2023, the affiliation has but to forecast the variety of EVs that shall be offered subsequent yr, although the gross sales quantity for this yr “will certainly be a lot larger than in 2022” as a result of there are quite a few EV fashions that shall be launched, and the continuing tax incentives for EVs will proceed to drive gross sales, mentioned the MAA president.

Sure entrants to the Malaysian market have hit the bottom operating for 2023, such because the BYD Atto 3 that has had 100 items delivered to clients in Malaysia earlier this week, and an extra 500 items are on their means right here. Final month, the primary 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 curiosity for the flagship sedan opened from final April, and Audi Malaysia has additionally opened ROIs for its vary of e-tron EVs.

In the meantime, not too long ago launched within the premium EV phase had been the Mercedes-Benz EQE350+, in addition to the Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electrical; each arrived within the second week of December 2022.