Proton into Electric Car


Dear readers,

New Year has come and how is your new resolution? As for me, as usual, will do the best to please the Creator and also plan the best for my family. Few years back in 2009 we have heard that Proton is talking or even dealing with Detroit Electric for EV car. Now in 2011, we only heard about hybrid car. So my question is is really Proton developing the full-pledged EV car. In the report by AFP, is said that Proton has said it will manufacture electric cars for eco-conscious markets in Europe and the United States, in a deal with Netherlands-based Detroit Electric. Also it said that Detroit Electric said that by 2012 it plans to sell more than 270,000 of the zero-emission electric vehicles in the US and Europe as well as China, priced from 23,000 to 33,000 dollars. Proton also said it was considering sell the vehicles based on its Persona and Gen.2 models in Malaysia and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

Proton was formed 25 years ago as part of an ambitious national industrialization plan, but its market share has slumped in recent years as it floundered in a newly deregulated market.

Apart from Proton and Detroit Electric we also heard about Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd. It says that they will accelerate plans to introduce its version of electric cars to the local market, riding the technological advancement of its Japanese principal Nissan Motor Co Ltd as the race to bring fuel-efficient cars here hots up.

Guys, but the so-called-experts says that most industry observers agree that an electric car catering for the mass-market will not be viable in the near term, given the inadequate local infrastructure and after-sales service to support electric cars in Malaysia now.

So are we going to wait and wait for 2012 as they plan or we do it ourselves! Hahaha! It is no harm in trying and I would recommend you read this article here about how we could convert our own car to an electric car at our own backyard!

Hello Proton, hello Nissan and hello Detroit Electic….read it here now, http://roslihanip.linktrackr.com/electriccar