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Cambodia Ramping Up EV Charging Infrastructure To Go Full Electric In The Near Future

Cambodia reduced the special import duty for electric vehicles to 10% from 30%. These steps will encourage people to buy electric vehicles in the future. 

Cambodia Ramping Up EV Charging Infrastructure To Go Full Electric In The Near Future

Cambodia is in the nascent stages of efforts to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles by its citizens. To that effect, it is introducing a spread of charging stations all over the country as part of its dedicated efforts to meet the reduced emission targets it has set for itself. 

The country has reduced the import duties for EVs in the last year and is considering dishing out further incentives for its people as it targets 40% of cars and urban buses as well as 70% of motorcycles to be electric-powered by the year 2050. 

This push is directed by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and finds support from the United Nations Development Program, which was responsible for building Cambodia’s first-ever charging station situated at the Ministry back in March. 

Last month, Cambodia introduced its next two charging stations for the public at Caltex and the city by the coast, Sihanoukville. Within the next three years, Cambodia plans to introduce 50 more charging stations. Total and PTT, both of them energy companies, are also planning to build charging stations, according to what the transport minister Sun Chanthol said in an interview. 

There will be two more UNDP-funded EV charging sites built in Siem Reap and Battambang. By the end of 2023, Cambodia hopes to have at least 10 charging stations built across the country. 

The import duties on electric vehicles are currently 50% less than traditional internal combustion vehicles. Last year the government reduced the special import duty for electric vehicles to 10% from 30%. These steps will encourage people to buy electric vehicles in the future. 

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