Kota Marudu Member of Parliament

Ongkili: 2017 Budget will encourage use of electric vehicles

The 2017 Budget will encourage the use of electric vehicles in the country. Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Maximus Ongkili said they plan to increase the number of charging stations to encourage the use of electric vehicles.

"The use of electric vehicles has yet to be expanded as we need to promote infrastructure such as charging stations," he told reporters after launching 'Karnival Yahijau Langkawi 2016' today.

The promotion will involve the Finance Ministry, the Transport Ministry and the International Trade and Industry Ministry.

"The Energy Ministry's's role is to reduce the release of carbon dioxide," said Ongkili.

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak will table the Budget on Friday.

- Bernama