More benefits for EVs

Energy    Sep 22, 2021 5:40 PM

The Ministries of Environment and Transportation issued a new resolution with benefits for Electric Vehicles (EVs).

The resolution defines that the Automotive Diagnostic Centers (ADC) must apply a 30% discount to EV owners when performing the technical-mechanical review, La Republica reported.

New private service vehicles, including EVs, are exempted from the technical-mechanical and pollutant emissions review during their first five years of use; from the sixth year after registration, they must perform this procedure according to the established standards.

Public service electric vehicles and motorcycles must undergo the technical-mechanical and pollutant emissions review two years after registration and thereafter at the frequency established for all vehicles.

MinTransporte, Ángela María Orozco, said that this incentive seeks that more people make the transition to transport with zero and low emission technologies.

MinAmbiente, Carlos Correa, said that this new resolution demonstrates the commitment to create the conditions for the country to advance in an environmental agenda that responds to global challenges, benefiting the health of people and ecosystems.

This regulation determines that the ADCs have to register before the Superintendence of Transportation the values corresponding to this procedure, in addition to publishing them in a visible place within the centers.

Bottom-Line: The government continues to work to boost the EV market with concrete actions and incentives.

Prospects are positive for the medium term, but it will be vital to advance in charging infrastructure to realize them

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