Climate change has been a hot topic in recent years. A lot of industries across the globe have been moving towards adopting sustainable practices and the automotive industry is no exception.
The use of EVs has been gaining significant traction everywhere, and Malaysia is no stranger to it.
If you’re thinking of making the shift towards EV and can’t decide which vehicles are worth the price, we got you covered! Here’s a list of the top 5 EVs in Malaysia in 2023.
1. Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric
The Volvo C40 Recharge is Volvo’s second pure electric vehicle. This car combines comfort, power, and tech all while looking classy. It provides up to 450km on a single charge and features 660 Nm of torque which makes it capable of going from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.7 seconds. A lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 78 kWh powers this beast.
In its commitment to sustainability, Volvo made the C40’s interior leather-free. Other interesting features to note are the built-in air purifier and Harman Kardon sound system.
Website: Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric
2. Mercedes Benz EQS
When the EQS was unveiled, it took over as Mercedes’s flagship EV from the older EQS 450. This vehicle boasts up to 696km on a single charge. It is equipped with 396 volt lithium-ion battery. With fast charging, it can be charged within an impressive 31 minutes. The rated output of up to 330 kW means that the vehicle can go from 0-100km/h in 6.2 seconds.
The interior has a very exlusive feel. For you tech nerds, Mercedes added an MBUX hyperscreen in this EV, where 3 displays seamlessly blend to form a large display screen. Passengers in the backseat can have optimum comfort with the electrically adjustable backrests and seat climate control.
Website: Mercedes EQS
3. Mini Electric
If you’re looking for something smaller, the Mini Electric might be a great fit. Also known as the Mini Cooper SE, this electric vehicle features 270 Nm of torque and has a top speed of 150km/h. It’s powered by a 28.9-kWh lithium-ion battery that offers up to 232 km of range. Pretty impressive for such a small car!
Other features that the Mini Electric boasts include auto-dimming mirrors, park assist, an 8.8-inch touchscreen display that works with Apple Carplay, and a Harman Kardon sound system.
Wesbite: Mini Electric
4. BMW iX M60
Launched just this year, the iX M60 is one of BMW most powerful EVs. Two BMW M eDrive motors power this model, delivering an output of a whopping 619 hp and 1,100 Nm of torque. Yup, that’s powerful! It’s capable of going from 0 to 100km/h in only 3.8 seconds when the car is in Launch Mode. The lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 111.5 kWh which according to BMW, provides 561km of range on a single charge.
As for the interior, BMW provides customers with the freedom to choose between two types of dash upholsteries. The leather seats also come in two options. Other cool features include powered front seats with memory function, wireless phone charger, and Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system. Safe to say, you get what you pay for with this EV.
Website: BMW iX M60
5. Nissan Leaf
The Nissan Leaf is one of the more affordable EVs currently on the market. Although not as fancy as the other EVs on this list, it’s still a pretty great vehicle. With a torque of 320 Nm, the car can go from 0-100km/h in 7.9 seconds and has a top speed of 155 km/h. The 40 kWh lithium-ion battery that powers this car provides a range of up to 311km according to Nissan.
Interior wise, this EV comes with an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen display, a digital smart rear-view mirror, automatic air-conditioning with timer function, and leather seats.
Website: Nissan Leaf
Recap of the top 5 EVs in Malaysia for 2023
- Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric
- Mercedes Benz EQS
- Mini Electric
- BMW iX M60
- Nissan Leaf