Mobility in Malaysia

December 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to affect mobility in Malaysia in 2021, resulting in declining passenger car sales, reduced shared mobility value, and a fall in public transport ridership. The impact was, however, temporary, and all categories are expected to see a strong rebound from 2022 onwards. Electric vehicles enjoy special tax exemptions, as the government aims to become carbon neutral by 2050.

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The mobility reports examine how people travel, the emerging mobility trends and transport spending preferences.

Each mobility report covers five key topics:

Vehicle sales and ownership: Provides insights on the traditional automotive market, examining new car sales and registrations, sales by passenger car type and consumer preference for vehicle ownership.

Electric and alternative fuel vehicles: Analyses electric and alternative fuel passenger car registrations, as well as the legislative frameworks being introduced to incentivise consumer adoption of new fuel vehicles.

Shared mobility: Explores the use of various shared mobility modes including ride hailing, ride sharing, scooter sharing, car sharing and bike sharing. Provides some insights on the legislative frameworks or lack thereof in promoting shared mobility.

Public transportation: Outlines the modes, usage and consumer attitudes to public transport. Also studies the government initiatives being rolled out to modernise public transport fleets.

Autonomous vehicles and connectivity: Examines the penetration and market readiness of autonomous cars as well as consumer attitudes to self-driving vehicles. In addition, it provides an analysis of infrastructure, legislation and government support of factors critical to the promotion of self-driving/autonomous cars.

This report answers:

  • What are the passenger car sales and ownership in Malaysia?
  • What are the forecast passenger car sales by segment in Malaysia?
  • What is the market size and penetration of electric and other alternative fuel vehicles in Malaysia?
  • How are consumers changing their attitudes to public transport in Malaysia and what are the prospects?
  • Who are the major players entering the shared mobility market and how are consumers responding?
  • What are the chief regulatory and legislative developments in the autonomous vehicles and connected cars space?
  • How will COVID-19 and recession impact the alcoholic drinks industry?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most dynamic?

Mobility in Malaysia


Market background
Chart 1 Light Vehicle Sales in Malaysia 2016-2026
Chart 2 Car Sales by Segment in Malaysia 2016-2026
Chart 3 Automotive Brand Market Shares in Malaysia 2021
Chart 4 Top 10 Most Popular Light Vehicle Models in Malaysia 2021
Chart 5 Vehicles in Use 2021 in Malaysia and Growth 2021-2026
Chart 6 Consumer Expenditure per Capita on Transportation: Regional Comparison 2021
Chart 7 New vs Second-Hand Car Purchase in the Past Year 2022
Chart 8 New vs Second-Hand Car Purchase in the Coming Year 2022
Market background
Chart 9 Reasons for not Buying an Electric Car 2022
Chart 10 EV Charging by Location 2022
Chart 11 Electric Automobile Ownership by Income 2022
Chart 12 Electric Automobile Ownership by Age Group 2022
Market background
Chart 13 Mobility Sharing Retail Revenues by Type 2016-2026
Chart 14 Forecast Growth in Consumer Booking Value by Shared Mobility Type 2021-2026
Chart 15 Typical mode of Commute Using Shared Services 2022
Chart 16 Anticipated Future Spending on Transportation by Mobility Mode 2022
Market background
Chart 17 Frequency of Public Transport Use for Commuting 2022
Chart 18 Frequency of Public Transport Use for Commuting by City Size 2022
Chart 19 Number of Days per Week Commuting 2022
Market background
Chart 20 Attitudes to Autonomous Vehicles in Malaysia 2022
Chart 21 I am Concerned About the Safety of Riding in an Autonomous Car by Age Group 2022
Chart 22 I am Concerned About the Safety of Riding in an Autonomous Car, by Income 2022
Chart 23 Road Injury Accidents 2016-2021 and Road Injuries by City 2021
Chart 24 Road Network by Country 2021
The following categories and subcategories are included:


      • Mini Cars
      • Small Cars
      • Medium Cars
      • Large Cars
      • Executive Cars
      • Luxury Cars
      • Sports Cars
        • Small SUVs and Crossovers
        • Compact SUVs and Crossovers
        • Medium SUVs and Crossovers
        • Large SUVs and Crossovers
        • Mini Multi Purpose Cars
        • Medium Multi Purpose Cars
        • Full-size Multi Purpose Cars
      • Pick-Ups
        • Small Vans
        • Medium Vans
    • Light Vehicle Sales: Autonomy Level 0
    • Light Vehicle Sales: Autonomy Level 1
    • Light Vehicle Sales: Autonomy Level 2
    • Light Vehicle Sales: Autonomy Level 3
    • Light Vehicle Sales: Autonomy Level 4
    • Light Vehicle Sales: Autonomy Level 5
    • Commercial Vehicles in Use
    • Passenger Cars in Use
    • Motorcycles and Mopeds in Use
    • Average Age of Vehicles in Use
    • Commercial Vehicle Production
    • Passenger Car Production
    • Motorcycles and Mopeds Production
    • Commercial Vehicle Registrations
    • Motorcycles and Mopeds Registrations
    • Passenger Car Registrations
    • Diesel Car Registrations
      • Battery Electric Car (BEV) Registrations
      • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Car (PHEV) Registrations
      • Hybrid Electric Car (HEV) Registrations
    • Bike Sharing
    • Car Sharing
    • Ride Hailing
    • Ride Sharing
    • Scooter Sharing
    • Electric Charging Stations: Normal
    • Electric Charging Stations: Fast
    • Electric Charging Stations: Ultra Fast
    • Electric Charging Station Density
  • Car Traffic Volume
    • Km Travelled by Air
    • Km Travelled by Rail
    • Km Travelled by Road
    • Distance Flown on Scheduled Flights
    • Average Annual Distance Travelled by Car
    • Price per 10 Litres of Automotive Diesel
    • Price per 10 Litres of Premium Unleaded Petrol
      • Business Car Rental
      • Leisure Car Rental
        • Car Rental Online Direct
        • Car Rental Online Intermediaries
      • Car Rental Offline


All vehicles captured by Euromonitor's vehicle volume sales data, i.e. light vehicles -passenger cars and light commercial vehicles combined. Medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses are not covered.

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This industry report originates from Passport, our Mobility market research database.




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