With the highest GDP per capita of 9,766.2 USD in 2015 among the TCC partner countries, Malaysia’s car ownership rate equalled 360 passenger cars for every 1,000 Malaysians in 2015, whereas the share of 2-wheelers are almost similar to the total number of passenger cars. The 2-wheelers share is the lowest of all TCC partner countries and equalled 47% in 2015.

The Transport and Climate Change project (TCC) closely cooperates with the Logistics and Land Transport Division and Road Transport Department (JPJ) under the Ministry of Transport (MoT), the Infrastructure and Utilities Section and Energy Section under the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) and Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI).


31,700,000 (July 2016) [1]

Urban population

33.6% of total population (2015) [2]

GDP per capita (current USD) [3]

US$ 2,111.1 (2015)

Transport CO2 emissions (Mt) [4]


Number of vehicles in 2013 [5] (growth compared to previous year)

40 790 84 (16%)

Motorisation rate

380 vehicles/ 1000 inhabitants

Urban population

33.6% of total population (2015) [2]


91,700,000 (July 2016) [1]

Country Activities

In Malaysia, TCC focusses on institutional strengthening and policy support in the transport sector. Similar to the other partner countries, a stocktaking report was developed for the land transport sector. Based on this report, further actions to implement and align the national transport planning with the KLTSP will be identified. The project is supporting JPJ to develop a standard to legalise the road usage of 25 km/h to 50 km/h electric motorcycles (2-wheelers).

The project will support EPU with capacity building for Demand Side Management Preliminary Study and also conduct a training on the selection of suitable tools for sustainable transport indicator/ data analysis.

In the past, TCC supported the development of a NAMA proposal titled “Towards Energy Efficient Two-Wheelers in Malaysia (EE2W)” in collaboration with Malaysia Green Technology Cooperation (MGTC) and provided knowledge exchanges through workshops on Green Freight and Fuel Economy.

For more information, please contact our country coordinator for Malaysia, Ms. Jeyashri Kisna.

[1] Source: Population Clock: Malaysia, URL:, last checked on 24/11/2016.@ 11.25 a.m.
[2] Source: CIA World Factbook (2016): Malaysia, URL:, last checked on 16/10/2016.
[3] Source: World Bank Data (2015)
[4] Source: Malaysia Stocktaking Report on Sustainable Transport and Climate Change 2016
[5] Vehicles include passenger cars, freight vehicles, motorcycles and buses. Source: Malaysia Stocktaking Report on Sustainable Transport and Climate Change 2016