New Straits Time – SIRIM launches comprehensive EV ecosystem

KUALA LUMPUR: SIRIM Bhd has unveiled Malaysia’s comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem through the launching of National Rechargeable Battery Testing Centre (NRBTC).

This initiative is expected to significantly boost the EV value chain by stimulating both supply and demand.

Investment, Trade and Industry minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz emphasised that this launch positions Malaysia as a key player in the global EV market.

He highlighted Malaysia’s focus on EVs through initiatives like the Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint (LCMB) and the National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR).

“SIRIM has constantly been a key contributor to the development of our industries, particularly in the fields of research, technology and quality.

“It has proven to be a valuable partner in each of the five priority sectors by helping to uplift the capabilities of industry players,” he said after the lauch at Mandarin Oriental hotel tonight.

The complete ecosystem consists of pattern approvals for EV Charging Systems, National Rechargeable Battery Testing Centre (NRBTC) and Testing and Certification for EV Charging components and systems.

The event, part of Majlis SIRIM Industri 2023, hosted dignitaries including SIRIM chairman Datuk Ir Dr Khair Anuar Mohamad Tawi and president and CEO Datuk Indera Ir Dr Ahmad Sabirin Arshad as well as other industry leaders.

Khairol Anuar emphasised the impact of the EV ecosystem which likely to benefit all key players in the country including the public.

“We are creating high-value job opportunities, extending domestic linkages, developing new and existing economic clusters, and enhancing ESG practices.

“These are all key goals of the New Industrial Master Plan 2030.”

He also praised SIRIM’s 50-year legacy, synonymous with safety, security, reliability, integrity, and trust in technology and research.

“For more than 50 years, SIRIM has consistently built our brand name, synonymous with safety, security, reliability, integrity, and trust when it comes to technology and research, while helping our industry players build their brand name and offering first-class solutions to international markets using our services,” he said.

Majlis SIRIM Industri, themed “Ecosystem for Electric Vehicles: Accelerating Sustainability in Malaysia,” serves to strengthen collaboration among Sirim, the industry, and government agencies.

It also acknowledges organisations certified by SIRIM QAS International in 2022, where 910 organisations and over 1,500 products received certifications under various schemes.