• Selangor Public Health and Environment Committee chairman Jamaliah Jamaluddin said the pilot project was implemented, following the guidelines for installing EV chargers issued by the federal government in September 2023.

SHAH ALAM (Feb 29): The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) is currently conducting a pilot project aimed at formulating comprehensive guidelines for the installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargers at the local authority (PBT) level in Selangor.

Selangor Public Health and Environment Committee chairman Jamaliah Jamaluddin said the pilot project was implemented, following the guidelines for installing EV chargers issued by the federal government in September 2023.

"This pilot project carried out by MBSA will be more focused on the state of PBTs and areas under the Selangor government to get feedback before implementing the incentives," she said.

Jamaliah was replying to a supplementary question by Dr Afif Bahardin (Perikatan Nasional-Taman Medan) on whether the Selangor government plans to make it mandatory to provide charging points for EVs in new housing development projects.

In the meantime, Jamaliah said that according to state government records, a total of 681 units of EV charging stations had been built in Selangor, involving the efforts of the government and the private sector so far.

He also said that the state government is encouraging the use of EVs, with the target of providing 1,000 EV charging bays by 2025.

"At the same time, the state government through PBTs, such as the Petaling Jaya City Council, has provided a free parking scheme for hybrid and EV users since 2011.

"Apart from that, the Selangor government is in the final stage of discussions regarding the proposal to give incentives as an effort to increase the use of EVs by extending the free parking scheme to EV users throughout the state — to be implemented by PBTs this year," he added.

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