NanoMalaysia Berhad today (Nov 9) organised the Electric Vehicle (EV) conference, Malaysia EV Tech 2023, at Sunway Putra Hotel.
Malaysia EV Tech 2023 showcases the country’s steadfast commitment to advancing its electric vehicle (EV) sector. The event is aimed to spotlight the endeavours of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) as well as the Government of Malaysia in enhancing EV technology, infrastructure, and the overarching ecosystem to establish Malaysia as a powerhouse in EV innovation and development.
Themed “Technology Sovereignty in EV Tech Development”, the conference gathered experts, policymakers, industry leaders, and EV enthusiasts, facilitating a melting pot of ideas, insights, and innovations.
The event’s highlight was its eight dedicated sessions helmed by distinguished figures from the local EV industry and two interactive forums led by thought leaders, all coming together to discuss and deliberate on the roadmap for EV technology and sustainable mobility in the country and region.
Deputy Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation YB Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurup, in his keynote address, said, “Malaysia is steadfastly pioneering the electric vehicle frontier, emphasising the development of cutting-edge technologies. MOSTI’s vision encompasses the enhancement and deployment of energy storage and management systems, the innovative Internet of Nano-Things, off-grid green charging stations, and the creation of EV prototypes that serve as validation platforms for broad industrial acceptance.”
“Furthermore, we are making strides to democratise EV technology with initiatives like the country’s Rapid Electric Vehicles Innovation Validation Ecosystem (REVIVE). This program champions the conversion of traditional vehicles, from buses to cars, replacing combustion engines with electric counterparts. All these initiatives align with our national commitment to slash carbon intensity by 45% against our GDP by 2030, as compared to 2005; and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The spotlight is firmly on technological self-sufficiency, which drives the nation’s EV tech trajectory.”
NanoMalaysia CEO Dr Rezal Khairi Ahmad, in his speech, said, ” While Thailand and Indonesia actively pursue the installation of Completely Knocked Down (CKD) versions of foreign EV models, and Vietnam has established its own local EV production, Malaysia takes a different approach by focusing on the manufacturing of crucial EV components. This strategic shift positions Malaysia to become a leading exporter of EV components in the region. This is evidenced by the Enabling Mobility Electrification for Green Economy (EMERGE) program, which concentrates on battery cell technology, energy management, and battery cooling systems. As we shift Malaysia’s gaze towards component mastery, NanoMalaysia Berhad stands firm in bolstering the local EV landscape, with a vision to unveil 10,000 EV charging stations by 2025 under the Low Carbon Mobility Development Plan.”
Malaysia EV Tech focuses on Malaysia’s electric vehicle (EV) scene, highlighting the significant contributions played by regional businesses and government agencies as well as ministries.
Attendees were introduced to the latest EV technology through engaging presentations, interactive sessions, and exhibitions. Malaysia EV Tech promises a comprehensive view of the EV ecosystem, encompassing industry affiliations and regulatory frameworks that drive Malaysia’s shift to electric.
The conference also addressed a wide range of important topics related to electric vehicles (EV). These include advancements in EV batteries, developments in charging infrastructure, strategies for localising the EV supply chain, and the current policy framework and incentives.
Additionally, discussions touched on intelligent mobility solutions, sustainable energy sources integral to EV expansion, local innovations in EV technology, and the regulatory challenges faced in the sector.