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Only 274 EVs Were Sold in 2021, Figures Will Change Substantially in 2022

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Only 274 EVs Were Sold in 2021, Figures Will Change Substantially in 2022

Only 274 EVs were sold in Malaysia in 2021. Figures will be substantially different in 2022, especially given the EV tax exemptions. 

Ever since the government announced that they wanted to implement duty-free incentives for electric vehicles in the 2022 Budget, it seems EVs are on many minds and lips, especially at the prospect of them being more affordable. 

With this in mind, it is definitely likely that EV sales will surpass the 274 electric vehicles sold (MAA members, not including grey market imports) in 2021.

MAA President, Datuk Aishah Ahmad

According to MAA President, Datuk Aishah Ahmad, who revealed the figures during their 2021 annual review, the EV incentives will help drive sales.

"The introduction of new models including electric vehicles (EVs) at more competitive prices will help maintain buying interest. Even aggressive promotional campaigns by MAA members will also drive sales and regain market share this year," she said as reported by BHOnline.

Aishah also said that the government's move to introduce import duty and excise duty exemptions for EVs is expected to drive consumption and attract more market participants to invest in Malaysia.

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"This incentive encourages global and local participants to inject investment in Malaysia. We have received inquiries on this matter. In fact, MAA expects more EVs to be produced in Malaysia," she said.

However, Aishah commented that the incentives for CBU EVs of two years are a bit short, so MAA will try to request an extension from the government.

"I've been told that the government is serious about making EVs viable in Malaysia, so we hope we can work hand in hand with them to help this cause".

For those of you who are interested in EVs, here is the current list of EVs sold in Malaysia.

Hyundai Kona electric Malaysia

1. Hyundai Kona Electric 


  • Kona e-lite - RM149,888
  • Kona e-plus - RM169,888
  • Kona e-max - RM199,888

Power: 136PS/395Nm - 204PS/395Nm

Range: 305 - 484km

0-100km/h: 7.9sec - 9.9sec

Nissan Leaf Malaysia

2. Nissan Leaf 

Price: RM181,263

Power: 150 PS/320Nm 

Range: 311km

0-100km/h: 7.9secs

MINI Cooper SE Malaysia

3. MINI Cooper SE

Price: RM 178,241

Power: 186PS/270Nm

Range: 232km

0-100km/h: 7.3secs

Tesla Model 3 Malaysia

4. Tesla Model 3

Price: From RM270k?

Power: N/A

Range: 448 - 567km

0-100km/h: 3.3 secs - 5.6secs

BMW iX3 Malaysia

5. BMW iX3

Price: From 317k

Power: 288PS/400Nm

Range: 453km

0-100km/h: 6.8 secs

BMW iX4 Malaysia

6. BMW iX 


  • iX40 - RM361,430
  • iX40 Sport - RM407,430

Power: 328PS/630Nm

Range: 425km

0-100km/h: 6.1 secs

Taycan GTS Malaysia

7. Porsche Taycan 


  • Taycan - RM508,000
  • Taycan 4 Cross Turismo - RM555,000
  • Taycan 4S - RM595,000
  • Taycan 4S Cross Turismo - RM617,000
  • Taycan GTS - RM708,000
  • Taycan Turbo - RM793,000
  • Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo - RM798,000
  • Taycan Turbo S - RM934,000

Power: From 326PS/357Nm - 761PS/1,050Nm

Range: From 340km - 416km

0-100km/h: 2.8 secs - 5.4 secs 

These are the current EVs that you can buy in Malaysia, but if you hold on a bit longer, there are a few more that will be joining them later this year.

XC40 Electric Vehicle Malaysia

8. Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 (Tentatively - Q1 2022)

Price : TBA

Power: 408PS/660Nm

Range: 418km

0-100km/h: 4.9 secs

KIA EV6 Malaysia

9. Kia EV6 (Tentatively - Q3/Q4 2022)

Price : TBA

Power: 229PS/350Nm - 585PS/740Nm

Range: up to 530km

0-100km/h: 3.5 secs - 5.1 secs

Mazda MX-30 Malaysia

10. Mazda MX-30 (Tentatively - Q3 2022)

Price : TBA

Power: 143PS/264Nm

Range: 210km

0-100km/h: 9.7 secs

Peugeot e-2008 Malaysia

11. Peugeot e-2008 (Tentatively - Q4 2022)

Price: TBA

Power:  133PS/260Nm

Range: 345km

0-100km/h: 9.4 secs

Ora Goodcat Malaysia

12. Ora Goodcat (Tentatively - Q2 2022)

Price: TBA

Power:  143PS/210Nm

Range: 401- 500km

0-100km/h: 7.6 secs

By the end of 2022, there could possibly be more EVs joining this list, but as a starter, these electric vehicles above should give Malaysians plenty of variety if they wish to start their electric mobility journey.


Adam Aubrey

Adam Aubrey

Content Producer

Wants to live the simple life, especially when it comes to cars and bikes. That's what tech is for he reckons, to make motoring simpler

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