Tesla gets approval to import its cars into Malaysia

The application to import Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) into Malaysia has been approved by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).

With its entry into Malaysia, Tesla will set up a head office, experience centers, and service centers across the country.

The Supercharger network will also be built in Malaysia.

approval to import its cars into Malaysia

  • Tesla's entry into Malaysia is expected to create new high-skilled jobs with higher salaries for workers in the battery electric vehicle (BEV) sector.

  • Local companies are also expected to become more involved in the Tesla ecosystem.

  • Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz noted that the country is pleased that Tesla has decided to establish itself in the country.

  • "We are pleased with Tesla's decision to establish a presence in Malaysia's electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem. This demonstrates Tesla's confidence in our economic fundamentals and our favorable business environment," said the minister.

  • The minister noted that despite the presence of major international brands investing and reinvesting in Malaysia, MITI and its affiliated organizations remain committed to improving the business environment in the country.

  • This should promote Malaysia as a pro-commerce and industry country, as mentioned in a report from The Star.

  • "We will also strategically leverage our well-established electric and electronic ecosystem to position Malaysia as the preferred investment destination for electric mobility technology," he added.

  • MITI facilitated Tesla's entry into Malaysia through the BEV Global Leaders initiative.

  • The initiative aims to increase the demand for battery electric vehicles in the local market while promoting the growth of the entire ecosystem to support the adoption of electric vehicles.


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