When it was first developed back in November 2019, MyKar was just an initial prototype with much room for improvement. Fast forward to 2021, we are but a few steps closer to having our very first locally-engineered electric car. However, there are a few setbacks.
Despite having just signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) as well as Ingress Corporation Berhad, EV Innovations are still short of stakeholders needed to kickstart the production.
According to the company, they are currently “open for partners who would want to make this dream a reality, be it an institutional strategy partner, or an individual retail investor that wants a piece of the Malaysian dream.” (source: Nextrift)
As for the features of the electric car, here are a few highlights:
• Weight: 1016 KG
• Battery Pack: 28.7 kWh, 32 China Aviation Lithium Battery (CALB) lithium-ion phosphate (LiFePO4) cells
• Charging Rate: 6.6 kW
• Charging Time: 4.3 hours
• Travel Range: 300 KM
• Maximum Speed: 140 km/hr
Now, if this project gets enough funding and investors, we'll be closer to a future where an RM50K local electric car is attainable.
In the meantime, let's witness MyKar in all its prototypical glory: