Why the ban on electric motorcycles?

POSTED BY Nigel Andretti ON 17 December 2014

A China-made electric motorcycle.

A China-made electric motorcycle.

Dear Editor
Motorcycles are banned in most cities in China as the authorities consider 2-stroke engines highly polluting. However electric motorcycles are common.
It is odd that the Malaysian government bans electric motors but allows highly polluting petrol engines.
It seems that the goverment bans electric motorcycles and electric-powered bicycles merely because the JPJ cannot calculate the cc capacity for road tax. Can somebody throw some light on this very odd decision of JPJ?

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