It shouldn’t be surprising that as the No. 1 carmaker in Malaysia, Perodua has also produced the most Energy-Efficient Vehicles (EEV), passing the half million mark recently. This milestone has been reached after 4 years, from the time the company launched the Axia in 2014 as the nation’s first EEV. This was followed by the Bezza in 2016 and the latest Myvi in 2017.
“I am proud but humbled to announce that since their respective launches, 342,600 Axias, 130,000 Bezzas and over 75,000 new Myvis have found homes in Malaysia to date,” said Perodua President & CEO, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh.
And it’s not just the products – the Perodua Global Manufacturing facility (the second factory at the Perodua complex), which manufactures the Axia and Bezza, is also Malaysia’s first EEV-certified plant. This is because it incorporates energy-efficient technologies to reduce production emissions, setting new standards in quality, cost management and delivery.
The EEV status was established when the 2014 National Automotive Policy was announced and to qualify for EEV status, a vehicle must meet or surpass a set fuel consumption figure (measured according to the UNECE R101 standard) for its kerb weight. The Axia, Bezza and new Myvi all meet the requirement as their fuel consumption is over 20 kms litre.
“The frugality of our cars contributes to very low running costs, as well as being in line with the government’s aspirations towards a cleaner and greener Malaysia, and the global trend towards more fuel-efficient cars. Most crucially, the cars themselves are within reach of most Malaysians,” Datuk (Dr) Aminar added.
“These combine with the Perodua hallmarks of high quality, reliability, practicality, ease to drive and the biggest service network in the country to provide a great-value mobility package that is perfectly suited to Malaysians from all walks of life.
Manufacturers which locally assemble models with EEV status can apply for incentives which will help them offset production costs. If they receive these incentives, they are required to pass on to customers the full savings which is in the form of lower retail prices.
Visit www.perodua.com.my to locate a showroom where you can test-drive or purchase an EEV model.