It looks great its funky, its cute, fashionable and Chic at the same time and its got a fantastic interior as well. If youve decided your next car is going to be an EV. This is a great place to start, but weve also gotten a lot of comments from people who are still very skeptical about running an EV here in Malaysia, about this being from a brand that is relatively unknown and, of course, this being a brand from China. Now here at, we are very strong advocates for EVS in Malaysia, and we really do think that we have come to a point where it is entirely viable for you to drive an Eevee every single day, at least if you live in the clang Valley. So taking this car as an example as the most affordable Eevee you can buy today lets talk about all the concerns that you have Music. Thank you. First of all lets talk about the cost of riding an EV here in Malaysia. With this, one Ive averaged around 15 kilowatt hours per 100 kilometers. That is a very good figure, one of the more efficient EVS Ive driven right here on Malaysian roads, considering the domestic rate of around 57 cents per kilowatt hour that works out to around 8 Ringgit and 55 cents for every 100 kilometers. You drill that down. Furthermore, thats 8.5 cents per kilometer lets compare this to a regular petrol powered car with an average of say, 15 kilometers per liter thats, pretty generous there with our current fuel price of 2 Ringgit and 5 cents per liter that works out to 13.

6 cents per kilometer. So 13.6 cents per kilometer is clearly way more than 8.5 cents per kilometer thats about 40 difference right there, but lets talk about cost over a longer period over one year or 24 000 kilometers with an EV. Your cost is just over 2 000 Ringgit, whereas with a normal petrol car youll be spending almost 3 300 Ringgit on fuel. The differences may be small to begin with, but it really adds up quite fast over the year and, of course, this assumes we are sticking to the full subsidized fuel price of two Ringgit and five cents. Eventually, we will move on to full Market rates, say three Ringgit per liter of 195 and the differences will just balloon up from then on when it comes to that youll wish youre driving an EV now lets talk about the brand. Most of us would have never heard of Aura before so. In comes a lot of skepticism surrounding it, but Aura is also a sub brand of a much larger company called gwm or Great Wall Moto. This is a company that has been around for almost 40 years selling over 12 million cars all over the world. Aura is gwm sub brand, that is, focus sing purely on EVs and speaking of they are really going all in with this electrification business up to 2025. They will invest no less than 100 billion Renminbi in EV technology thats around 66 billion Ringgit thats billion, not million with a B.

So you know that this is a brand thats been around for a long time and its here to stay specifically for the Malaysian Market. Gwms far reaching and wide ranging ambitious plans, this includes having no less than 15 sales and after sales Outlets all around Malaysia covering most major cities and launching no less than nine brand new models over the next three years. This includes sedans SUVs and pickup trucks, with most of them having some level of electrification even for the aura brand. Well, soon have a bigger, more luxurious model to join the range in the near future as another show of intent and commitment here in Malaysia. Gwm has also set up its own subsidiary company right here in Malaysia. This is as opposed to just licensing out their brand to a local company. The message is clear: gwm is here for the long run as for reliability or longevity concerns. This car is covered by a comprehensive five year warranty the battery pack is covered for up to 8 years and 180 000 kilometers. So you really dont have anything to worry about. So what do you think of the actual running costs of EVS right here in Malaysia and, of course, brands from China coming into the market? Let me know in the comment section below for now. Thank you for watching and stay safe.