Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei Malaysia) and Apollo EV Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Apollo) have ventured into a partnership to cooperate in the development of Apollo’s new energy vehicles (NEVs).
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was signed on October 24, 2022, aims to harness the expertise of both parties in growing the nation’s electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem.
The collaboration will see Apollo take on the role of automobile distributor and undertake the marketing promotion strategy of the Solar-Storage-EV solutions of Apollo’s NEVs, while Huawei Malaysia will be the technology provider of Huawei Digital Power solutions, including, but not limited to, supplying EV Charging, Residential Solar and Storage Solutions.
The MoU exchange ceremony took place between CEO of Apollo EV Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Chris Yen Ge and Huawei Malaysia Digital Power Business Development Director, Jeremy Zou Xue Liang.
Yen said, “We see EV in the future of Malaysia. The Malaysia government’s strong initiative and efforts to work towards setting up 10,000
EV charging stations in Malaysia by 2025 under the Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint 2021-2030 (LCMB) is a great opportunity for us. We look forward to collaborating with Huawei to bring exceptional EV driving experiences by making charging stations more accessible to consumers, which would boost consumers’ confidence in the adoption of EVs.”
“Climate change is real, and we should stop blaming political powers for not doing enough – what about us? Internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles will be obsolete shortly. If we care about the future of humanity, making good use of renewable energy like sunlight is a baby step towards that mutual goal for all humanity,” he added.
According to Zou, the MoU aims to build a partner ecosystem to increase awareness of e-Mobility and marks an opportunity to cater to the surge of its demand in the country by supplying NEVs alongside other green energy-related solutions.
“We are overjoyed that the Finance Minister, in his speech during the tabling of the 2023 Budget, announced that the current import duty and excise duty exemptions for EVs will be extended until 31 December 2024,” said Zou.
He added, “As consumer demand for NEVs is projected to pick up in the coming years, the runway is now clear and solid for companies in the automobile sector like Apollo EV and technology providers like Huawei to have a proper lift-off, which ultimately will benefit many stakeholders, especially the Government and the public at large. Huawei is always open to collaborating with partners to build a holistic ecosystem on e-Mobility, with the ultimate goal of improving end-users driving experience.”
Huawei has integrated more than 30 years of experience in power electronics technologies in the ICT field, leading digital technologies such as Big Data, cloud computing, and Artificial Intelligence into electric drive control, battery safety, and safety operations of EVs. Huawei strives to help car manufacturers build better cars and accelerate EV development.