Transport Minister Announces Application Dates For Exemption Of EV And OKU Vehicle Licence Fees
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Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong has shared more details regarding the exemption of motor vehicle licence fees that is provided for electric vehicles (EV) and vehicles for persons with disabilities (OKU). These include the opening dates for the application of the exemptions.

In a statement, Wee said that the application for the fee exemption for EVs will begin on 15 February 2022 (today), with the exemption itself running from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2025. “This motor vehicle licence exemption is only given to full EV vehicles, whether powered by batter or by fuel cells,” he elaborated, adding that it is not applicable to hybrid vehicles that are equipped with either a petrol or diesel-powered internal combustion engine.

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Meanwhile, motorists looking to apply for the licence fee exemption for OKU vehicles can do so starting from 15 March 2022. Wee further explained that the exemption will only be applicable to vehicles that have been specially modified for OKU use. “For motor vehicles that are not specially modified, the exemption is only given for completely knocked down (CKD) vehicles and national cars,” he said.

Wee also clarified that the eligible OKU motor vehicles must be registered and licensed under the name of OKU drivers, who themselves must also be registered with and are in possession of a valid OKU card issued by the Social Welfare Department (JKM). “The exemption is also extended to motor vehicles registered and owned by the parents, guardians, or spouses of the OKU, with the condition that the OKUs are also registered with JKM,” he said.

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With regard to both exemptions, Wee stated that eligible vehicle owners who had obtained a new or renewed motor vehicle licence between 1 January 2022 and the start of the application dates will be allowed to surrender their motor vehicle licence and be entitled to a rebate. “They or their representative may surrender the motor vehicle licence and be entitled to such a rebate of an amount as may be prescribed. Subsequently, the vehicle owner or representative can apply for the motor vehicle licence exemption,” he said.

These fee exemptions for EV and OKU vehicles were both introduced during the tabling of Budget 2022 back in October 2021. At that time, a number of tax incentives had been announced to encourage the adoption of EV among the Malaysian public, and it was also proposed for the government to fully pay the motor vehicle licences for all private vehicles owned by OKU.

(Source: Malay Mail)

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