The Minister of International Trade and Industry, YB Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Bin Tengku Abdul Aziz, was presented with a unit of the Ora Good Cat yesterday by Great Wall Motor Malaysia (GWM Malaysia), as part of the ministry’s research into EV policies for the country.
The Hazel Wood Beige-coloured Ora Good Cat 500 Ultra will serve as a long-term test drive unit for the ministry, where relevant departments will study the electric vehicle’s daily usage pattern.
In his recent plans to accelerate EV growth in the Malaysia market, Tengku Zafrul said that the government aims to attract RM20 billion in EV investments by 2025. The delivery of the long-term test drive unit is a mark of support by GWM Malaysia in the government’s efforts to become a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions country.
“The EV industry must be viewed holistically, including factors such as software, technical, equipment, engineering and others, as it plays a crucial role in achieving the country’s net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050,” said Tengku Zafrul.
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In support of the statement, Great Wall Motor ASEAN Region President, Elliot Zhang said, “I fully endorse Minister Tengku Zafrul’s statement on the potential of building a strong EV foundation in ASEAN countries and specifically in Malaysia to strengthen the EV network.”
Zhang added that a strategic collaboration with the Malaysian government would help accelerate the growth and adoption of sustainable transportation solutions in the region. The company reiterated its commitment to promote sustainability mobility solutions in Malaysia, and is prepared to work with the government to introduce more environmentally friendly vehicles to the market in the nation’s effort to achieve its net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target.
Aside from the long-term loaner unit, GWM Malaysia also recently presented an Ora Good Cat 500 Ultra to the Secretary General of MITI for a series of test drives.
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