Plans in place to expand electric mobility charging network throughout Sarawak

Dr. Hazland (third right) receiving the E-Mobility proposal paper presented by Sarawak Energy CEO Group Executive Advisor Abang Mohd Hudini.

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KUCHING, Aug 12: The Sarawak Energy E-Mobility team paid a courtesy visit to Deputy Minister for Ministry of Energy and Environmental Sustainability Dr Hazland Abang Hipni at his office on Thursday (Aug 11) to share their plans on expanding the electric mobility charging network throughout the State.

According to the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Sustainability in a statement today, they also discussed about sustainability in the transport sector with the main goal of reducing carbon emissions for Sarawak.

“There are currently about 20 public chargers are in Kuching City alone and more to come,” it said.

The ministry said the discussion also touched on the Kampung Hijau Programme which includes affordable electric mobility in rural areas, including efforts by Sarawak Energy, Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), Persatuan Pengimport dan Peniaga Kenderaan Melayu Malaysia (PEKEMA) to bring in more battery or “fuel cell” electric cars to Sarawak.

It said this includes efforts to bring in more electric motorcycles with the aim of encouraging manufacturers to set up assembly plants in Sarawak.

“The use of electric vehicles can save transportation costs in addition to being environmentally friendly,” the statement added. — DayakDaily