FENALCO and ANDI announced the number of Electric Vehicles (EV) registered in May this year.
The entities said that there were 991 EVs registered in the RUNT (Colombia’s official vehicle licensing database) in May this year, according to a press release.
This represented an increase of 182% compared to the same period 2020 (351). There were 239 EVs registered in May 2020.
The cumulative figure went from 1,395 EV registered in the first five months of 2020 to 4,690 in the same period this year.
There were 932 hybrid vehicles and 59 Electric Vehicles registered in May 2021.
The top five brands registered were led by Toyota (439), followed by Suzuki (246), FORD (104), KIA (76) and BMW (22).
Minister of Transport, Ángela María Orozco, said that the government continues to work to encourage municipal and departmental administrations to promote the purchase and use of electric vehicles, La Republica reported.
“The 4,690 vehicles, represent approximately 71% of the goal established in the National Development Plan and the National Electric Mobility Strategy to have 6,600 EVs registered with the RUNT by 2022,” Orozco highlighted.
Bottom-Line: The EVs registered continue to show positive behavior despite the difficult social situation in the country.
Authorities should continue to work on improving the charging infrastructure, as this will boost this market in the medium term.