BYD Malaysia Sdn Bhd (BYD) has been officially appointed the distribution partner of commercial electric vans for CSH Alliance Bhd (CAB)'s wholly owned subsidiary, Alliance EV Sdn Bhd (AEV). BYD’s appointment follows a previous memorandum of understanding signed between the two parties in March 2022 to partner on the distribution of the BYD T3 commercial electric vehicle.
Executive Director of CAB, Peter Yap, commented that through the distribution and soon assembly of the fully electric commercial van, AEV aims to assist the Malaysia government to achieve zero-emission mission and also businesses in building Environmental, Sustainable and Governance (ESG) business approach.
“We expect a positive response from the transportation and logistics players in the adoption of electric vehicles to replace conventional fuel or gas vehicles which are harmful to the environment. Already, we have a committed customer who had expressed their intention to purchase 100 units of the electric van.”
Powered by BYD's proprietary NCM battery with a capacity of 50.3kWh, the BYD T3 is a 100% electric compact van with low energy consumption and high performance that produces zero emissions and features up to 300km driving range on a single charge.
In line with AEV's strategic plan, CAB is looking to build a completely knocked down (CKD) assembly plant or a complete assembly plant to reduce the EV vehicle cost and support the local businesses while creating job opportunities for Malaysians.
Additionally, AEV is also intends to develop the electric vehicle ecosystem, which includes 4S (sales, services, spare parts and body and paint services), supplying charging stations, and energy diversification into solar panels to provide an end-to-end electric vehicle solution for the consumers.