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An electric car, or electric vehicle (EV), is a vehicle powered by one or more electric motors using energy stored in rechargeable batteries. They operate without the need for conventional fuel and produce zero tailpipe emissions, making them more environmentally friendly than traditional cars. Their popularity is growing due to advancements in technology, increasing their range and charging infrastructure.

As of April 2023, there are about 900 EV Charging Stations in Malaysia and more are coming in near future.

The charging time for an electric vehicle in Malaysia depends on the charger's power rating and the vehicle's battery capacity, and can be done at home or at any public charging stations. Fully charging a car can be done in just 30 minutes, or it may take as long as half a day. How big your battery is, or how fast your charging point is may change the time required.

The TNB residential rates (as dated 1 July 2023) would be:
First 200 kWh (1 – 200 kWh) per month : RM0.218 sen/kWh
Next 100 kWh (201 – 300 kWh) per month : RM0.334 sen/kWh
Next 300 kWh (301 – 600 kWh) per month : RM0.516 sen/kWh
Next 300 kWh (601 – 900 kWh) per month : RM0.546 sen/kWh
Next kWh (901 kWh onwards) per month : RM0.571 sen/kWh
Let’s not forget, the more electricity that we used at home the higher rate will be charged, according to our TNB Taarif for residential home.
If you own a Nissan Leaf or any electric vehicle with a 40 kWh capacity, the cost of charging your car from 0% to 100% would amount to approximately:
RM0.571 per kWh x 40 kWh = RM22.84
However, it's important to consider that there may be energy loss during the charging process due to various factors. Let's assume an estimated loss of 16%. Factoring in this loss, the average cost to fully charge your car at the residential rate would be:
RM22.84 x 116% = RM26.49
Therefore, to fully charge your Nissan Leaf at home, the maximum cost would be approximately RM26.49. Keep in mind that these calculations are approximate and may vary depending on your specific electricity rates and the efficiency of your vehicle.

The main difference between AC and DC charging in Malaysia is the speed of charging. AC charging is slower than DC charging because it requires the car's onboard charger to convert the AC power from the grid to DC power that the battery can use. DC charging, on the other hand, bypasses the onboard charger and provides DC power directly to the battery. This makes DC charging much faster than AC charging.

Some advantages include lower operating costs, reduced carbon emissions, access to government incentives, and a smoother and quieter driving experience.

The range of electric vehicles available in Malaysia varies depending on the model, battery capacity and driver’s driving. Generally, ranges can range from around 150 kilometers to over 400 kilometers on a single charge.

Charging stations for electric vehicles can be found in various locations, including petrol stations, shopping malls, parking lots, hotels, and public areas. Additionally, there are online platforms and mobile apps that provide information about charging station locations.

The lifespan of an electric vehicle battery can vary but is typically several years, often exceeding 8-10 years. Battery replacement costs can vary depending on the vehicle model and battery technology, but prices are generally decreasing as technology advances.