Many more EV charging stations needed

By THE STAR | 29 September 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the country is still low, with fewer than 1,000 recorded nationwide, says Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Ahmad Amzad Hashim.

He said the ministry initially aimed to have 5,000 charging stations nationwide this year, but to date, the number of EV stations was still far below the target.

“Our focus is still at major towns, but we have also received requests from other states to allow these vehicles to travel from state to state and they need charging station facilities along the way.

“Efforts are being done now with the government calling all stakeholders to meet.

“This would allow us to look into ways to increase the number of charging stations,” Bernama quoted him as telling the media after a DHL Express Malaysia event here yesterday.

DHL Express introduced six electric vans for deliveries in the Klang Valley.

The move marks the company as the first logistics provider in the country to switch to commercial electric vehicles.