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EV infrastructure development guidelines to be enforced in 4Q22, says PM

EV infrastructure development guidelines to be enforced in 4Q22, says PM

29 Aug 2022

The electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure development guidelines under the Electricity Supply Act 1990 (Act 447) will be enforced in the fourth quarter of 2022 (4Q22), said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said a legal regulatory framework will be established for the safety of the development of EV charging infrastructure, so that aspects of public and user safety are preserved and guaranteed.

“I would also like to inform you that Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), in collaboration with Mysuri Biz Technologies Sdn Bhd, will provide 1,000 units of EV taxis, in support of the country’s decarbonisation efforts. 

“The involvement of GLCs (government-linked companies) such as TNB needs to be intensified to support the development of the country’s EV industry,” he said during the launch of the 5th International Sustainable Energy Summit 2022 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Monday (Aug 29).

The summit is a joint collaboration by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia and the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.

SEDA was established in September 2011 under the SEDA Act 2011 (Act 726), with the key purpose of driving the renewable energy and energy efficiency agenda in the country.

The summit will engage in intellectual discussions that include envisioning the future of the electricity market to achieve the Government’s aspirational renewable energy target of 31% by 2025, and 40% by 2035, in the national installed capacity mix.

Source: The Edge Markets