The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Adham Baba, said today that Malaysia is studying an appropriate approach to implement the Expired Vehicle Management Policy (ELV) by 2025.
He said policy development was important to ensure that usable components and materials from older vehicles were useful and not just discarded.
He said at an event held in Cairo: “The increase in degraded vehicles, which also led to the outbreak of dengue fever, is happening because there is still a policy to be in place that decides the appropriate action to be taken, focusing on the method of proper disposal.” kuala lumpur.
He said Malaysia is looking to Singapore and Japan, two countries with experience in ELV recycling, in crafting the framework.
He added that 70% of the disassembled components of expendable vehicles can be exported to other countries, with access to RM10 billion for related industries.
Based on Ministry of Transport data, as of May 2022, there were a total of 33 million vehicles registered in Malaysia, 19 million of which are at least ten years old.
When asked about electric vehicles (EV), Adham said Malaysia plans to set up 10,000 charging stations across the country by 2025 compared to the current 700.
He added that the electric car battery development industry would also need to coordinate with the use of electric vehicles to provide jobs for the B40 group.