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A Review of Malaysia's Current State and Future in Electric Vehicles

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Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
ARTICLE IN PRESS (scheduled for Vol 12, Issue 04 (general)), 1120522
DOI: https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d12.0522 (registered soon)
Muhammad Umair1, Nabil M Hidayat1 , Nik Hakimi Nik Ali1, Nurfarizza Surhada M Nasir2, Tomomi Hakomori3, Ezmin Abdullah1
1 Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam, Malaysia
2 Petronas Research Sdn. Bhd., Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia
3 CHAdeMO Association, Tokyo, Japan


The global surge in the electric vehicle market shows a growing commitment to sustainable transportation. However, Malaysia’s progress in EV development has been slow. This article presents the challenges to EV adoption in Malaysia. The study identifies critical issues such as inadequate charging infrastructure, uneven distribution of charging stations, high costs of ownership, and low consumer awareness, acceptance, and safety. These challenges collectively impact the adoption rate of EVs in the Malaysian market. The study also suggests potential solutions, such as expanding the charging infrastructure, developing cost-effective strategies, implementing fast charging with renewable integration, enforcing safety protocols and standards, and establishing a battery recycling industry. By addressing these key areas, the research highlights a feasible path to boost EV adoption in Malaysia that aligns with international trends and promotes a greener future.

Keywords: Electric vehicle; EV in Malaysia; EV growth; EV adoption in Malaysia; Battery recycling

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