Honda City and Jazz now EEVs

By CARSIFU | 5 January 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Both the Honda City sedan and Jazz hatchback are now classified as EEVs (energy efficient vehicles), according to Honda Malaysia.

On its website, Honda Malaysia said the cars can reach 100km on only 5.8 litres of petrol.

Under the National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2014, EEVs are defined by vehicle kerb weight and fuel efficiency.

For example, a car with a kerb weight of less than 800kg with a fuel consumption rating of 4.5 litres per 100km, or another car with a kerb weight of 1,251kg to 1,400kg with a fuel consumption rating of 6.5 litres per 100km can be categorised as EEVs.

The NAP 2014 envisions for Malaysia to be an EEV (energy efficient vehicle) hub in Asean, including the production of hybrids and electric vehicles.

Under NAP 2014, new vehicle manufacturing licences can be given for the production of EEVs with engine capacities of 1.8-litre and below.

In line with the Government's policy of liberalising the car market, there are no conditions attached for equity stakes or car price controls for qualified new EEV manufacturers.

This is a departure from the past, where new issuance of such licences were frozen for the local car production in this segment (1.8-litre and below).