Colombia seeks to consolidate itself as the region’s leader in sustainable mobility. Chevy Plan CEO Leopoldo Romero spoke on this topic.
Romero said that the purchase of an Electric Vehicle (EV) has important tax benefits, thanks to the law 1964 of 2019 that specifies a VAT of 5% and tariffs of 0%, compared to 27% or 35% that traditional cars have, Semana reported.
The expert highlighted that EVs have other benefits such as the exemption of the ‘pico y placa’ (alternate day plate restriction to reduce traffic), which represents greater comfort in the mobility of its users.
Romero said that interest in acquiring EVs grew more than 90% in 2020, according to a report from Andemos.
He said that the advances made by the government in favor of sustainable mobility continue and proof of this is the decree recently signed by the Presidency that regulates the identification of parking spaces for EVs.
“Players of the mobility ecosystem must join forces with the government. At ChevyPlan, we want to prepare for the challenges that implementing sustainable mobility will bring,” Romero said.
The expert said that this will be a joint effort with General Motors, which already aims to have a fleet of fully EVs and become an emission-free manufacturer by 2040.
The electric vehicle market has seen a significant increase in recent years, since new generations are concerned about caring for the environment and inclined to use products that have renewable energy.
Nielsen said that between 80 and 90% of millennials are willing to make greater investments in buying items that are bio-friendly or that promote social responsibility initiatives.
“This, added to the projects that the government has been developing, allows us to think that sustainable mobility is a safe bet,” Romero concluded.