Government to Focus on Developing Electric Vehicle Sector Under New Industrial Master Plan 2030

The Malaysian government is set to prioritize the development of the electric vehicle (EV) sector as part of the New Industrial Master Plan 2030 (NIMP 2030). Deputy Investment, Trade and Industry Minister Liew Chin Tong announced that the government will review policies related to EVs regularly to support the growth of this high-impact sub-sector.

To further promote the adoption and usage of EVs, a National EV Steering Committee (NEVSC) meeting will be held soon. Liew addressed concerns that EV ownership is beyond the means of most Malaysians by stating that the government is committed to making EVs more accessible to the general public.

In line with this commitment, EV-related Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs will be introduced by early 2024. The government recognizes the importance of developing talent in EV technology, and the NEVSC has been tasked with ensuring the availability of higher education centers that can produce skilled individuals in the field.

As part of these efforts, the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia has been appointed as a member of the National Electric Vehicle Task Force (NEVTF) to coordinate research and talent development related to EV technology among local universities.

Furthermore, the Human Resource Ministry’s Skills Development Department, in collaboration with the Industry Lead Body, has developed a National Skills Employment Standard specific to EVs, which will be integrated into TVET education and training programs.

Overall, the government’s focus on the development of the EV sector under the NIMP 2030 reflects its commitment to promoting sustainable transportation and creating new opportunities in the clean energy industry.

– Bernama (no URL provided)