The variety of automobiles registered in Malaysia has now reached 36.3 million models as of October, making for a major leap from the final time figures had been reported. In June final yr, it was acknowledged that the nation had 33.3 million registered motorised automobiles, with a rise of 1,000,000 models yearly since 2019.
The newest numbers had been revealed by transport minister Anthony Loke, who additionally gave a breakdown of the varieties of automobiles registered. He mentioned that vehicles made up the best quantity at 17,244,978 models, adopted by bikes at 16,773,112 models, and automobiles to move items at 1,429,403 models.
Moreover, 84,745 taxis had been registered, in addition to 64,021 buses and 30,318 rental vehicles, with 736,410 different automobiles that didn’t slot in any of the classes additionally on the checklist, because the New Straits Occasions studies.
It was once more highlighted that the overall variety of registered automobiles in Malaysia has exceeded the nation’s inhabitants, which as of final yr stood at 32.4 million. Nevertheless, this doesn’t imply that the precise variety of automobiles on public roads was greater than the inhabitants at current.
It’s because the overall variety of registered automobiles is that administered over practically eight a long time. In November 2021, then street transport division (JPJ) director-general Zailani Hashim acknowledged that the division had registered 33.05 million automobiles previously 75 years because it was included on April 1, 1946 because the registrar and inspector of motor automobiles (RIMV).
However simply what number of automobiles are literally operating at this level? Rather a lot, truly. Loke revealed that of the overall, 23,822,322 automobiles nonetheless have energetic motorcar licenses or street taxes; whereas 12,540,664 automobiles had been inactive with none street tax. So, practically 24 million energetic registered automobiles to greater than 32 million individuals. Not fairly extra automobiles than individuals, however nonetheless a lot to go by, don’t you suppose?
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