While the there’s a stiff competition among the developed countries on technology advancement, Malaysia had presented to the world its very first prototype Electrical Vehicle (EV).
The prototype was developed by EV Innovations, a subsidiary of System Consultancy Services (SCS) and they provide local information and communication technology (ICT) research and development.
Apart from that, they’ve signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) and Ingress Corporation Berhad to further develop the vehicle into a roadworthy vehicle.
The prototype first made its public appearance in November 2020 at Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair and trials were only being this year due to the appearance of Covid-19.
The prototype was a modification of the Honda Jazz and surprisingly, it outperforms our King of the Road, the Myvi in terms of acceleration. The prototype is built with these specifications.
- Weight: 900kg
- Motors: 12kW
- Battery pack: 10 kWh, 32 China Aviation Lithium Battery (CALB) lithium-ion phosphate (LiFePO4)
- Energy consumption: 6.6 kWh per 100 km
- Charging time: 3 hours
- Max speed: 140 km/h
When we mean it outperforms the Myvi, it’s not a joke. Watch it in action here!
The goal of the initiative is to make it affordable, practical, and easily integrated into the current Malaysian automotive ecosystem, according to EV Innovations.
While the prototype is running on the road, there are still several more to do to ensure it is safe for commercial use.
The company said “While we have come a long way from our first proof of concept prototype, there is still quite a journey to go through in order to achieve our vision.” in a statement.
They added that they are open for partners, whether an institutional strategy partner or an individual retail investor, as long as they share this same dream of Malaysians.
Move aside, Tesla!