Friday, December 17, 2010

Plan on electric vehicles to go to Cabinet

KUALA LUMPUR: By end of January, a completed study on the rollout plan for the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Roadmap will be sent to the Cabinet for approval.

Malaysia Green Technology Corporation (MGTC) chief operating officer Ahmad Zairin Ismail said it was aimed at putting Malaysia on the electric vehicle (EV) map.

“If we have a clearly spelt out plan covering policies and infrastructure EV automakers would see Malaysia as one of their destinations,” he said.

“The bottomline is, we need to reduce 40% of carbon emission by 2020 and time is short,” Ahmad Zairin said during the 1st Malaysia Electric Vehicle Roundtable 2010 yesterday.

On why electricity was chosen over solar energy, Ahmad Zairin said it was not a matter of choosing one over as the different energy sources complemented each other.

With the technology available now, Malaysia can generate electricity from solar energy, he said.


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