Kuala Lumpur, 20 July 2021 – Malaysia is currently transitioning into low-carbon mobility especially via Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) through collaborative efforts with various stakeholders in the country.
A virtual CEO Action Network (CAN) Energy Sector Round Table #2 on the topic of Low Carbon Mobility was held and attended by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) Chief Strategy and Ventures Officer, Rahman Zainuddin, and Deputy Secretary-General (Policy) of the Ministry of Transport, Normah Osman, to highlight efforts to drive up electric vehicle (EV) adoption in Malaysia.
In 2020, TNB together with Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC) have installed 73 EV charging stations in 31 locations. TNB’s recent Memorandum of Understanding with DHL Express Malaysia which entails the utility company installing EV charging stations along DHL’s key service routes, will help the logistics company advance the electrification of its fleet in the future.
Both collaborations underline the various ways that synergies between companies can help the transition to electric vehicles to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Based on the numbers obtained from Malaysia’s third Biennial Update Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), transportation contributed around 55,188 Giga grammes CO2, which accounts for around 21 per cent of Malaysia’s total CO2 emissions in 2016.
Datuk Fazlur mentioned that decarbonisation needs support from various sectors, including transportation and energy sectors. He said, “While TNB continues its efforts to decarbonise our own operations, we are also prepared to lead this transition for the transportation sector, not only as the infrastructure provider, but to drive a collaborative approach with a coalition of stakeholders to realise this important step towards decarbonisation.”
– Construction+ Online