Tesla to import EVs into Malaysia, set up charging network

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Malaysia approved Tesla Inc’s application to import battery electric vehicles into the South-East Asian nation, according to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

Tesla will set up a head office in Malaysia, introduce service centres and establish a network of superchargers, the ministry said in a statement on March 1.

Its presence in Malaysia is expected to create skilled and better paying job opportunities for workers in the BEV segment and increase the participation of local companies in the Tesla ecosystem both domestically and globally.

Malaysia is focusing on the development of an electric vehicle ecosytem and aims to provide at least 10,000 public charging facilities by 2025.

Trade Minister Zafrul Aziz has previously said that the country has a target of having EVs, including hybrids, account for 15% of the total industry volume by 2030.