E-Scooters May Be Penang’s Next Major Industry

By Enzo Sim

January 2021 FEATURE
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Dennis Chuah (left) and Liew Chung Peng (right) with the ES11. The e-scooter was entirely manufactured and assembled in Penang. Photo: Enzo Sim.
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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...

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Enzo Sim

is a Mass Communications graduate who has an unwavering passion towards international relations, history and regional affairs of Southeast Asia. His passion has brought him to different Southeast Asian capitals to explore the diverse cultural intricacies within the region.