Tesla drives sustainable mobility in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Tesla's entry into Malaysia is a direct response to the Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Global Leaders initiative introduced by the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry.

Key highlights of Tesla’s operation in Malaysia:

Vehicle Importation: Tesla is committed to introducing its cutting-edge lineup of electric vehicles to Malaysian consumers by offering its Model 3 and Model Y into the market. As the company aims to cater to the diverse needs and preferences of Malaysians, more of its models will be introduced in the future. Malaysian customers may now access its official website to place orders for the announced models, with Model Y already available on the website, priced competitively starting at RM199,000.

Supercharger Network: To address the crucial aspect of charging infrastructure, Tesla will invest significantly in setting up a vast network of fast-charging and regular-charging stations across strategic locations in Malaysia. This initiative is aimed at providing EV owners with a seamless and convenient charging experience, encouraging widespread EV adoption in the country.

Head Office and Service Centre: Tesla is set to establish its state-of-the-art head office and service centre in Cyberjaya, Selangor, which will serve as the central hub for all corporate operations, marketing, training, customer support activities and vehicle services equipped with advanced diagnostic tools and staffed with highly trained Tesla technicians to offer prompt and reliable after-sales services to customers.

Experience Centre: Tesla will establish its experience centres in key metropolitan areas across Malaysia, where customers can explore and experience the latest electric vehicle models firsthand. These centres will serve as interactive spaces for potential buyers to gain insights into the benefits of electric mobility and receive personalised assistance from knowledgeable Tesla sales representatives.

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) said in a statement that it has approved 58 projects totalling RM26.2 billion in the EV and its related ecosystems from 2018 to March 2023.

The approved investments span various areas, including EV assembly, manufacturing of EV parts and components as well as its charging components. As the demand for sustainable transportation continues to rise, Mida’s support and facilitation of these projects contribute to the advancement of the EV sector in Malaysia, fostering economic development, job creation, and a greener future.

“Tesla’s decision to choose Malaysia as its expansion destination highlights the country’s attractiveness as an investment hub in the region. We are pleased to support Tesla in establishing their operations and creating a strong presence in the Malaysian market," said Mida chief executive officer Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman.

“Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy," said Tesla regional directo Isabel Fan.

"As part of Tesla’s commitment to Malaysia, we have unveiled a comprehensive development plan for experience centre, service and support, and charging infrastructure in the country, aimed at delivering a seamless Tesla ownership experience. We’re committed and excited to help driving a zero emission and greener future for Malaysia.”
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