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Tesla Office, Service Centres And Superchargers Are Coming To Malaysia

Tesla Office, Service Centres And Superchargers Are Coming To Malaysia

MITI has approved Tesla’s application to import electric cars into Malaysia.

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Tesla fans rejoice! Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Tengku Zafrul announced that Tesla electric cars are entering the Malaysian market.

Based on his tweet, MITI has approved Tesla’s application to import Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) into Malaysia.

In addition, Tesla will be setting up a Head Office, Tesla Experience & Service Centres, and Supercharger network here.

Bringing Tesla into the country also means the company will be creating skilled and “better paying jobs” for Malaysians.

READ MORE: Tengku Zafrul: Tesla Is Officially Coming To Malaysia

Tesla is the first applicant of MITI’s BEV Global Leaders Initiative that’s aimed to boost BEV demand in the local market.

While it’s largely good news for those interested to switch to electric vehicles, new Tesla owners may still need to be wary of the autopilot function on Malaysian roads.

Back in April 2022, a Singaporean couple who drove on autopilot all over Malaysia got into slight trouble with the local police here.

Back then, Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department deputy director Bakri Zainal Abidin said that the use of a car’s autopilot function is considered an offence under Rule 17 of the Road Traffic Rules 1959.

The rule prohibits a driver from “being in a position where they do not have appropriate control over a vehicle.”

If found guilty, offenders can be charged under Section 119 of the Road Transport Act 1987 and face a fine not exceeding RM2,000 or six months in prison for the first offence.

Until the laws are updated, do be careful and mindful while travelling on Tesla’s autopilot mode.

READ MORE: Police Says Autopilot Driving Is Prohibited On Malaysian Roads, Will Probe Singaporean Tesla Couple

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