This information apparently was reported on the website of the ministry as well as gotten the automotive critics and enthusiasts of Malaysia all hyped up and looking forward on whether Proton could pull off such a move and roll out its own electric car in the near future. After all, it was reported that the model would be able to get to about 200 kilometers at one full charge and this can be done through the standard plugs in our homes. They will continue to enhance the power of the battery to try and get you up to 600 kilometers in future models.

This would not be the first time Proton is working with LG as they have had a couple of collaborations previously where LG CNS do have their stamps on some Proton models like the Savvy, the new Saga and the recently launched MPV, the Exora, so it would not be that surprising that LG is again the chosen partner this time around. Most people foresee that LG would be working on the power and battery module while Proton will focus on the driving and engine.

So far, news has it that Proton is working with its subsidiary Lotus to launch their first hybrid car so you can expect a hybrid to be rolled out first before a fully battery functional car could be seen. After all, critics are fast to comment that at 200kilomters per full charge, it might not be as feasible as one can expect. Really these days, 200kms really isn’t that far away so unless they can find a solution to get you further in one full charge or petrol station start ‘selling’ electricity, hybrids might be the better way to go first.

Having said that, it would be very interesting to see which way Proton will go now that they are going into the segment which people are looking at, what with the rising price of petrol at the moment. So hybrid or full electric, it would very much be welcomed so keep your fingers crossed and mind open and wait for something to happen.

 

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