EVs registered in RUNT

Company News, Regulation & Policy    Nov 9, 2021 6:09 PM

Minister of Transport (MinTransporte) Angela Maria Orozco talked about the number of Electric Vehicles (EV) registered in the RUNT during this year.

The entities said that there are more than 5,000 EVs registered in the RUNT (Colombia’s official vehicle licensing database), La Republica reported.

She said that there are 5,045 vehicles with this technology registered in the RUNT at present.

Orozco said that there were 118 EVs sold during October, overcoming the average sales of 51 registered since April this year.

She added that hybrid sales were 2,203 during October, reaching a cumulative figure of 20,567.

“We are taking the opportunity to tell the world about the good results of the policies implemented in terms of sustainable mobility, thanks to the leadership of President Iván Duque. With the increase of electric cars, we are getting closer and closer to meeting the goal we set in the National Development Plan 2018-2022,” Orozco highlighted.

MinTransporte continues to advance in the electric mobility, an important strategy to achieve the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), to fulfill the commitment in the Paris Agreement to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions by 51%.

“From the government we will continue with our daily efforts to make Colombia a benchmark in the world for sustainable mobility and zero and low polluting emissions,” Orozco said.

Bottom-Line: Official figures from FENALCO and ANDI register 11,187 hybrid and EVs registered in the RUNT until September this year. There are still no official figures for October this year.

We do not know the Minister’s source for arriving at the figure of 5,045, as the entities reported 739 EVs registered in the RUNT in the January-September this year.

According to the associations, there are 10,447 hybrids vehicles registered in the RUNT in the same period.

Since 155,000 vehicles were sold in Colombia between January and August of this year, EV sales are miniscule. More has to be done to compensate or overcome their high cost and the lack of charging infrastructure.

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