Notable Electric Cars in Malaysia
It is safe to say the electric car market in Malaysia is not as prominent as in other countries. Why is it so? Lack of awareness is one thing, and electric cars are quite expensive to own. Besides, limited infrastructure such as charging stations could also be a contributing factor preventing an EV revolution. However, we have compiled a list of notable electric cars that are available in Malaysia for your reference.
Out of all the electric cars in this list, the Nissan Leaf is the least expensive with a price tag of RM181k. It is safe to say that this Nissan model actually brings the electric drives into mainstream segment. That said, this family hatchback car offers 5-passenger seating capacity with plenty of space. Moreover, this economical car has a maximum power output of 109 PS at 3008-10000 rpm and high torque of 254 Nm at 0-3008 rpm. In addition, running with a lithium-ion battery, it has an electrical consumption of 150 W/km.
The sportier BMW i3s retails around RM 268k and is powered by a rear-mounted synchronous electric motor offering 181 hp (135 kW) and 270 Nm of torque. A 42.2 kW, 120Ah capacity lithium-ion battery is located on the vehicle floor. Besides, performance figures include a 0-100 km/h time of 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 160 km/h.
Last but not least, the Porsche Taycan 4S is the priciest electric cars in this list. This ride which costs you around RM725k offers 435 PS (320 kW) and 640 Nm of torque. It only takes four seconds to get from zero to 100 km/h, while the top speed is 250 km/h. Meanwhile, a 79.2-kWh lithium-ion battery pack is standard, but this can be upgraded to the 93.4-kWh Performance Battery Plus, which provides a 464 km range on a full charge.
To sum it up, electric cars may be environmental friendly, but it would cost you a bomb. You can browse through our inventory to buy a more affordable ride.