It can travel up to 300 kilometres and has a top speed of 140km/h.
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It’s actually possible for Malaysia to make its own electric vehicle (EV) which costs below RM50,000, based on the latest prototype unveiled by local start-up, EV Innovations.
Dubbed the MyKar, the vehicle can travel up to 300 kilometres and has a top speed of 140 km/h. In terms of acceleration, the reaches up to 100 km/h from zero at around 18 seconds, based on reports from Paul Tan.
From proof of concept to road-worthy vehicle
The MyKar project is an electric vehicle startup initiative that is designed, developed and researched entirely by Malaysian engineers that started back in 2019.
It’s based on the technology developed by System Consultancy Services in regards to its electronics control, instrumentation and integration.
DK Composites Sdn Bhd fabricates the outer layer and body of the vehicle and DNT Auto designed and fabricate the chassis and all mechanical related parts of the pre-production vehicle.
It’s meant for research
Although the idea of having a Malaysian-made electric vehicle does sound exciting, the possibility of MyKar hitting the road is not likely as Paul Tan reported that there’s no intention of making the car available to the market as they’re merely carrying out research and development of the EV system.
System Consultancy Services (SCS) Executive Chairman Datuk Khalilur Rahman Ebrahim said that they’re not interested to bringing the car itself to the market, but rather are looking to sell the technology to manufacturers looking to build electric cars.
Just in case you’re wondering how fast this thing can go, here’s a video of the car having a drag race with a Perodua Myvi:
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