In 2021, the Malaysian government set a target of building 10,000 EV chargers by 2025, under the Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint (LCMB) 2021-2030. The Star reports that Prime Minister Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim stated on September 18, 2023, that there are currently 1,246 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in operation throughout Malaysia thus far.
This simply means we’ve currently only achieved 12.46% of the goal set, and still need 8,754 more EV charging stations to reach the target, which is also more than seven times the number of EV chargers we have at the moment. The 10,000 EV chargers will consist of 9,000 units of AC chargers and 1,000 units of DC fast chargers throughout the nation.
“The availability of charging infrastructure is important for the transformation of the automotive sector”, said the Prime Minister.
“The EV usage target requires strong support in terms of complete infrastructure and in lieu of that, the government gives its commitment to the construction of 10,000 EV charging stations by 2025”, he added.
Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim has also mentioned recently that the government will also be spending more effort in improving the approval process for the construction of EV chargers in Malaysia, through the electric vehicle fast charging lots guidelines (GPP EVCB). This decision has been given a green light during a 42nd National Physical Planning Council (MPFN) meeting.