We at GGL really care about the environment. The well being of Society. As well as the progressive evolution of society. The local car industry with Proton and Perodua is one situation we feel there’s a huge opportunity to fix. With the recent announcement by Tesla Motor that they would not sue Other Car Manufacturers who infringe on their Fully Electric Car patent. That is an golden opportunity we shouldn’t miss.
Proton and Perodua should make fully Electric Cars and become Competitive Globally.
The problem with the Malaysian Manufacturers
A 3 decade long protectionism system that taxes imported cars, which ranges from 30% to 105% import duty. Foreign cars with better technology and better value for money are more expensive because of this. Some would say that it has resulted in the main 2 local car Manufacturers – Proton and Perodua being complacent and uncompetitive.
Many locals have grouse about being forced to purchase lower quality local cars. Some claim local cars manufactures enjoys a big margin at the citizen’s expanses. And some would say the only ones that benefit are the cronies who have access to fat suppliers contracts. But still manages to supply lower quality parts.
And there’s the potential scenario a bailout if any of the local manufacturer fails.
Recently Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors has announce they will open sourced their Electric Car’s Patents. That will allow for the local car manufacturers to catch up in technological terms. Tesla Motor’s . To quote Tesla
At Tesla, however, we felt compelled to create patents out of concern that the big car companies would copy our technology and then use their massive manufacturing, sales and marketing power to overwhelm Tesla. We couldn’t have been more wrong. The unfortunate reality is the opposite: electric car programs (or programs for any vehicle that doesn’t burn hydrocarbons) at the major manufacturers are small to non-existent, constituting an average of far less than 1% of their total vehicle sales.
At best, the large automakers are producing electric cars with limited range in limited volume. Some produce no zero emission cars at all.
Electric Cars average far less than 1% of the global car manufacturer’s total vehicle sales. That means Proton and Perodua are already at a level playing with global car manufacturers. This is a unique opportunity in history to explores this Brave New World of the fully Electric Car. And at the same time gain praises and support from the Malaysians.
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