Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

In a push to promote EVs and decrease emissions, the Malaysian government is allowing 100 Tesla vehicles to be imported duty-free.

Tesla Factory

Tesla Factory

Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, recently toured Tesla's headquarters. Following his visit he explained:

"We want to create a more sustainable environment. Tesla is a leader in electric vehicles and they have achieved many milestones with the Model S.

Malaysia has decided to promote electric vehicles under a special program where the government will allow imports of 100 units of Model S, premium electric sedans. These cars have zero-emission. We would like to promote such cars in Malaysia."

Details still need to be discussed with Tesla. Reports shared that Tesla might limit purchases to "government-linked" companies.

Source: New Straits Times