BMW Group Malaysia Commentary on Revised National Automotive Policy (NAP


Please attribute this commentary to: Dr. Gerhard Pils Chie! "#ecutive $!!icer BMW Group Malaysia We at BMW Group Malaysia welcome the revisions to the National Automotive policy (NAP) as outlined by the Minister of nternational !rade and ndustry" #atu$ %eri Mustapa Mohamed" as these revisions provide the Malaysian automotive industry with a clear path to where the industry will be movin& towards in the years to come' !he widened definition of (ner&y (fficient )ehicles ((()) beyond technolo&y specific criteria as well as en&ine si*e based criteria is a $ey step forward towards enhancin& Malaysia+s automotive industry to be in a truly competitive level internationally' We at BMW believe that this reco&nition of the adoption of Advanced Green !echnolo&y as an instrumental component of Malaysia+s future economic &rowth is a $ey step in the ri&ht direction and transforms Malaysia into a truly viable hub for the assembly and manufacture of Advanced Automotive !echnolo&y' Nevertheless" we believe that it is important for further transparency and discussions to be conducted between MA " M ! and the local automotive industry players to clarify what the actual e,emptions to (() vehicles assembled in Malaysia will be as only from there will firm business decisions re&ardin& the mar$et be made' !hese discussions should be conducted swiftly and carefully to ensure that both the automa$ers as well as the public can benefit mutually from the new policies movin& forward' -avin& said this" we also hope that the Malaysian &overnment will come to a decision re&ardin& the implementation of (uro ) standard fuel soon' With many of our nei&hbours in A%(AN" not to mention the most vibrant automotive mar$ets in the world" already wor$in& with (./0 ) or better fuel standards today" the improvement of Malaysia+s fuel standards will be an important factor in determinin& the viability of Malaysia as an
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