November 2, 2023
PETALING JAYA – There is only one person in the country who is qualified to install and maintain electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the country, the Dewan Rakyat was told.
Human Resource Minister V. Sivakumar said that this was because the certification courses under the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) were only introduced recently.
“Under the diagnostics and repairs for electric vehicles programme (battery), there are eight certificate holders.
“The charging station installation and maintenance programme for EVs has only one certificate holder.
“The electric and hybrid vehicle service programme has 82 certificate holders,” said Sivakumar in a Parliamentary written reply dated Oct 13.
Sivakumar was responding to Tenggara MP Manndzri Nasib, who asked about the number of individuals who are certificate and diploma holders in fields such as Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) diagnostic and rectification, electric and hybrid car servicing, as well as charging station maintenance and installation.
Sivakumar said the programmes under the purview of the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS), were only introduced recently.
“The ministry hopes there will be an increase in the number of graduates skilled in this field in future, through various initiatives carried out, which include promotional activities, Madani TVET carnival, skills competition and among others.
Last month, Putrajaya said it aimed to install 10,000 EV stations by 2025.
Presently, there are merely 1,246 charging stations across the country.