The MoA signing event was attended by Proton chief executive officer Dr Li Chunrong, deputy chief executive officer Roslan Abdullah as well as Malaysian delegates from MITI, MIDA, MGTC and MARii.
The MoA is a significant step forward and positions Malaysia as the first Asean country to accept customer bookings for the #1 EV.
The #1 will be available in Pro, Premium and BRABUS variants with on-the-road without insurance but inclusive of sales tax prices ranging from RM200,000 to RM250,000.
Prospective owners can reserve the #1 through the Hello smartApp with a refundable RM1,000 booking fee.
The Hello smart App is the first fully integrated EV application designed to elevate convenience and enrich the overall lifestyle of its users.
The first 501 pre-order customers will unlock exclusive #1 Early-Bird perks of RM1,001 in charging credits directly via the Hello smart App.
These charging credits, to be credited to their account upon delivery of their #1, allow the owners to enjoy a seamless charging experience and access more than 70% of public charging locations available.
The Pro and Premium variants get a chic design and offer an exhilarating driving experience as intelligent electric vehicles, while the #1 BRABUS variant is a high-performance EV with a striking exterior design and a bright, elevated interior.
The #1 Pro variant features low-drag Alloy Wheels for stability and a Panoramic Halo Roof for natural light and views.
It is powered by a 49kWh LFP Battery, providing a WLTP Range of 315km.
The #1 Premium variant offers additional features such as CyberSparksLED + Matrix Headlamps, an Illuminated Front Grille, and a 66kWh NMC Battery.
It is equipped with a 200kW/343Nm single motor driving the rear wheels, delivering a WLTP Range of 440km.
The #1 BRABUS variant is a high-performance machine with a 315kW/543Nm Dual-motor All-Wheel-Drive powertrain, a capability to accelerate from 0-100kph in 3.9 seconds and a range of 400km.
smart Malaysia chief executive officer Zhang Qiang said the company was proud to be at the forefront of the smart brand’s arrival in Asean.
"This milestone means that smart Malaysia is now ready to begin delivering the vehicle to customers in the fourth quarter of the year with our nine dealerships gearing up to welcome them," he said.
Customers may contact their preferred authorised smart dealer to learn more about the #1 or download the Hello smart App from Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei App Gallery.
For more information, visit https://my.smart.com/#/.