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Launch of the National Emission Test Centre (NETC) – A Major Leap in Reducing Carbon Emissions in Vehicles

Launch of the National Emission Test Centre (NETC) – A Major Leap in Reducing Carbon Emissions in Vehicles



(21st March 2018)

Launch of the National Emission Test Centre (NETC) – A Major Leap in Reducing Carbon Emissions in Vehicles

Today, the nation takes another step forward in the agenda of sustainable development, with the launching of the National Emission Test Centre (NETC).

The NETC was launched by Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Haji Ahmad Haji Maslan, representing the Minister of International Trade and Industry, YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed.

In conjunction with the NETC launch, the launching of the Voluntary EEV Labelling Scheme also took place, followed by Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) exchanges between MAI and the Department of Environment (DOE) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).


Launch of the National Emission Test Centre (NETC)

The NETC, located in Rawang, will be the first full-fledged vehicle emissions testing facility in Malaysia. The centre’s facilities include real-time measurement of exhaust emission gases for passenger cars in accordance with UN Regulation 83 and 101.

The emissions lab is equipped with an Emission Chassis Dynamometer within a climatic chamber. It also features a soak room, emission & equipment room, and a control room. The centre will be operated by the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) and is open to all vehicle manufacturers in Malaysia and ASEAN.

Emissions tests are a requirement for vehicles to comply with Vehicle Type Approval (VTA) and EEV certification. The establishment of the NETC will allow for significant emissions test cost reduction and faster test cycle times, as logistical constraints due to overseas testing is eliminated.

In the future, NETC will be expanded to include motorcycles and commercial vehicles emission testing. The NETC is another testament of a successful technology transfer from Daihatsu to Perodua Auto Corporation Sdn Bhd with MAI as the partner that will operate the centre.

“As Malaysia moves to improve energy efficiency in transportation, reducing carbon emissions is vital to meet global standards. The National Emission Test Centre, being the 1st full-fledged emission test centre in the country, will serve OEMs operating in Malaysia and the ASEAN region.” explained Dato’ Madani Sahari, CEO of MAI.

“The establishment of NETC is timely and consistent with Government’s intention as specified in NAP 2014. NETC is able to facilitate automotive manufacturers in Malaysia to conduct emissions testing locally as well as to further promote EEV usage in Malaysia. This is a stepping stone to make Malaysia a regional hub for EEVs in the near future.”, said Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamad, Minister of International Trade and Industry.


Voluntary EEV Labelling Scheme

The Voluntary EEV Label, is a label to be placed on certified EEVs, for consumers to collect details of the particular model with only a scan of a QR code.

The scheme serves as an awareness platform for consumers on the fuel efficiency of their vehicles and also encourage the uptake of low-emission vehicles.

The labelling scheme is also in line with Malaysia’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions by 45% by the year 2030, as outlined by the UNFCCC under the Paris Agreement.

The scheme is also aimed at increasing market competitiveness while conforming to environmental policies and regulations.


MoU Exchange between MAI and DOE

 MAI and the Department of Environment (DOE) signed an MoU to enhance collaboration between the two parties in furthering initiatives towards environmental preservation.

Through the MoU, both parties agree to develop a pool of experts in environmental conservation, cooperate in capacity building programs for automotive industries and stakeholders, as well as the establishment of the NETC.

In addition, the collaboration allows experts from both parties to strengthen research and technical support for the enhancement of pollution source data collection, environmental policy and technology roadmaps for the automotive industry.


MoU Exchange between MAI and UKM

The exchange of MoU between MAI and UKM aims to increase government-academic cooperation with the Faculty of Economics and Management, UKM as a research university and strategic partner to MAI. The collaboration focuses on the fields of economics, accounting, business and trade.

Through the MoU, MAI will also engage the faculty as a university-industrial partner, and exchange information related to developments in teaching, student development, research innovation and commercialisation within the automotive industry.









About the Malaysia Automotive Institute

Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI), is an agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). Serving as the focal point, coordinating centre a think tank for the nation’s automotive industry, it functions to enhance technology, human capital, supply chain, market outreach and aftersales capabilities of all automotive stakeholders and ecosystems. For information, please visit www.mai.org.my


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