E-Scooters May Be Penang’s Next Major Industry

loading Dennis Chuah (left) and Liew Chung Peng (right) with the ES11. The e-scooter was entirely manufactured and assembled in Penang. Photo: Enzo Sim.

THIS MAY COME as a surprise to many, but Penang has been pioneering Malaysia’s electric vehicle (EV) industry since 2008, and this was with the establishment of Eclimo. Eclimo is the first 100% Malaysian-owned EV private company in the country which specialises in the production of e-scooters. Inspired by how the late Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew was given distributorship for Honda motorcycles – these motorcycles were first sold in Penang and later expanded nationwide – co-founder and director of Eclimo Dennis Chuah believes two-wheelers should also be given their fair share of attention in the development of EVs. “When the idea ...

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