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BMW: Poor demand for electric cars in Malaysia

BMW Group Malaysia will not be manufacturing electric vehicles in Malaysia any sooner, owing it to poor demand for such vehicles in the country, The Sun Daily has reported.

Gerhard Pils, the German car manufacturer’s managing director in Malaysia said in a media briefing on Tuesday that the company cannot produce its ‘i’ models at the present because there is very small demand and there is insufficient infrastructure to develop electric vehicles in the country.

He also sought clarification on what tax advantage companies like BMW should get for introducing energy-efficient vehicles in Malaysia, and further urged the government to offer tax incentives for players selling electric vehicles, whether they are locally-assembled or not.

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