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Volvo Trucks Malaysia collaborates with MGTC to accelerate green technology adoption

Volvo Trucks Malaysia collaborates with MGTC to accelerate green technology adoption

20 Dec 2022

olvo Trucks Malaysia has collaborated with the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) to accelerate the adoption of green technology in the Malaysian transport industry.

MGTC is an agency of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change (NRECC) mandated to drive the agenda of Green Growth, Climate Change Mitigation and Green Lifestyle adoption in the country.

Volvo Trucks today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MGTC for the plans.

Volvo Malaysia Sdn Bhd managing director Anthony O’Connell said all parties should work together to make this green and sustainable vision a reality.

O’Connell said industry leaders must push and integrate government support for Volvo Malaysia’s customers to adopt green technology.

“We, as truck manufacturers, will also play our part to ensure a smooth transition in leading the charge towards sustainability that will only benefit the nation and its transportation industry to be future-proof,” he said in a statement.

Volvo Trucks has been leading the nation’s progress towards embracing electromobility and renewable energy in the commercial vehicle space in Malaysia since its conception.

Volvo Trucks will now join hands with MGTC to accelerate the adoption of green technology by promoting green logistics through EV adoption, providing hands-on training, and registering under the MyHijau directory.

MyHijau directory is a government initiative led by MGTC to promote the sourcing and purchasing green products and services by various industry players in Malaysia.

Being part of the MyHijau mark, companies purchasing Volvo Electric Trucks would be eligible to benefit from green technology tax incentive programs such as the Green Investment Technology Allowance (GITA).

Source: NST