National policy in the pipeline to support electric vehicles

Ministry of Public Will work is in the midst of initiating a nationwide policy to support electrical vehicles (EVs) in Cambodia.

To put together this coverage, Minister Sunshine Chanthol yesterday held a assembly with automobile importers led by the Cambodia Automotive Marketplace Federation.

“The conference concentrated on the want for a countrywide policy to aid and encourage EVs in Cambodia with the intention to cut down carbon emissions into the atmosphere,” the ministry said in a press assertion.

Chanthol said the ministry is planning a draft highway transportation coverage to advertise the use of EVs to lead to lessening carbon emissions and also briefed the new cooperation involving the ministry and UNDP to install EV charging stations at five areas, together with at the ministry and some strategic areas in the money and provinces.

In addition to these charging stations, there will be one more ten stations to be constructed in collaboration with the personal sector, he added.

Chanthol also informed the participants of the part and motivation the ministry is getting to support EVs and its infrastructure.

He said the federal government is open to community and overseas buyers coming in to commit in infrastructure advancement for EVs.

Regarding the countrywide policy,  Ministry spokesman Vasim Sorya  explained that the technical officials will undertake to put together it.

“Technical officials are looking into no matter whether to have a individual nationwide plan for EVs or include it with the highway transport policy”, he included.

In February last year, the governing administration issued a sub-decree on decreasing the amount of particular price-extra tax on car or truck imports. For households and visitors working with an EV, the rate of import tax was reduced from 30% to 10%, even so, persons expressed their problem more than some infrastructure to support EVs.

Sum Panha, a community resident in Phnom Penh stated EVs are good but they will encounter some difficulties if there are not sufficient EV charging stations, even worse continue to if there is rain and floods.

“EV is great for the environment but I think the infrastructure to aid EVs desires to be there,” he added.