KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 13): Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) has achieved 500,000 Energy-Efficient Vehicles (EEV) produced and sold in Malaysia, affirming the car manufacturer as the country’s top EEV company.
In a statement today, Perodua said since the introduction of EEV classification in the 2014 National Automotive Policy (NAP 2014), it has produced over 344,000 Axias, 130,800 Bezzas and 75,800 new Myvis.
“Our EEV journey began in 2014 with the Axia, the nation’s first EEV and our first Transformation model. We followed up just two years later with the Bezza, our first EEV sedan and then the new Myvi in 2017,” said Perodua President and CEO, Datuk Dr Aminar Rashid Salleh.
He said to qualify for EEV status, a vehicle must achieve or exceed a set fuel economy figure (measured according to the UNECE R101 standard) for its kerb weight. The Axia, Bezza and new Myvi all have rated fuel efficiencies of over 20 kilometres per litre.
Perodua Global Manufacturing Sdn Bhd facility, which manufactures the Axia and Bezza, is also Malaysia’s first EEV-certified plant. The company incorporated energy-efficient technologies to reduce production emissions and set new standards in quality, cost management and delivery.