KUALA LUMPUR – The potential collaboration between Malaysia and Tesla isn’t solely restricted to the electrical car (EV) sector however different sectors as nicely, Minister of Funding, Commerce and Business Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz mentioned.
He mentioned there can be a name between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Tesla founder and chief government officer Elon Musk someday earlier than the tip of this week.
“There may be extra than simply the EV sector that we’re speaking about on this potential collaboration.
“What we wish is to draw extra potential or funding dedication within the automotive sector and different sectors that we are able to market inside Malaysia,” he informed reporters after officiating the gentle launch of the Worldwide Electrical Mobility Showcase (IEMS) 2023 right here right this moment.
Tesla, an EV designer and producer headquartered in Austin, Texas, US, shall be making its official debut in Malaysia with the official unveiling going down in Kuala Lumpur on July 20.
In the meantime, Malaysian Inexperienced Expertise and Local weather Change Company (MGTC) group chief government officer Shamsul Bahar Mohd Nor mentioned he hoped Tesla would participate within the upcoming IEMS 2023 scheduled on Oct 4-6.
He mentioned IEMS 2023 is hoping to safe RM4 billion in inexperienced expertise and sustainability-led funding prospects in contrast with RM3 billion garnered throughout final yr’s set up.
About 400 exhibitors from 40 nations corresponding to China, Japan, Taiwan, Sweden, Austria and the Netherlands are anticipated to participate in IEMS 2023, drawing 40,000 guests. – Bernama / pic TMR File