Published on November 13th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
Perodua hits 500,000 EEV Milestone, Cements Status as Malaysia’s No 1 EEV Company
Perodua has achieved a major milestone with over half a million Energy-Efficient Vehicles (EEV) produced and sold in Malaysia, cementing its status as the country’s No 1 EEV company.
“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.
“I am proud but humbled to announce that since their respective launches, 342,600 Axias, 130,000 Bezzas and over 75,000 new Myvis have found homes in Malaysia to date,” said Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh.
Since the birth of the EEV classification in the 2014 National Automotive Policy (NAP 2014), over 344,000 Axias, 130,800 Bezzas and 75,800 new Myvis have rolled off the production lines at Sungai Choh.
To qualify for EEV status, a vehicle must meet or surpass 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.
And it’s not just the products – the Perodua Global Manufacturing Sdn Bhd facility, which manufactures the Axia and Bezza, is also Malaysia’s first EEV-certified plant, incorporating energy-efficient technologies to reduce production emissions and set new standards in quality, cost management and delivery.
“The frugality of our vehicles contributes to very low running costs, as well as being in line with the government’s aspirations towards a cleaner and greener Malaysia, and the global trend towards more fuel-efficient cars. Most crucially, the vehicles themselves are within reach of most Malaysians,” Datuk (Dr) Aminar said.
“These combine with the Perodua hallmarks of high quality, reliability, practicality, ease to drive and the biggest service network in the country to provide a great-value mobility package that is perfectly suited to Malaysians from all walks of life.
“To all Malaysians, thank you very much for making Perodua your brand of choice. Your unwavering support throughout the 25 years we have been operating encourages and motivates us to do better for you. After all, we are a People First company first and foremost,” he added.