Broadening electric vehicle use to help Malaysia achieve climate goals: official.

KUALA LUMPUR -- Broadening the use of electric vehicles (EVs) will help Malaysia achieve its climate goals including the reduction of carbon emissions, a Malaysian official said here on Wednesday.

In this regard, the Malaysian government has introduced several measures including a full exemption on import duty, excise duty and road tax for EVs whether they are imported or locally assembled, said Ahmad Amzad Hashim, deputy minister of science, technology and innovation.

"In recent years, we have come to experience the accelerated effects of climate change from the increases in frequency and intensity of heat waves, storm surges, and the extremity of flood events," he said at the launch of postal company DHL Express Malaysia's electric delivery vans.

"By considering climate change as the most pressing threat to humanity today, it is only reasonable that we start championing low carbon and resource-efficient endeavors anchored on the principles of sustainability. And without a doubt, electric vehicles emerge as a top viable alternative to achieving climate ambitions and ensuring a liveable...

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