Over 2,700 EVs registered in first eight months of 2023

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Electric vehicles (EVs) that arrive at Yangon Port are seen in August.

In 2023, more than 2,700 electric vehicles (EVs) were registered, according to a statement from the Road Transport Administration Department.
From January to August this year, 2,779 EV vehicles motorcycles and tricycles were registered. There are more than 600 EV vehicles, which include two EV light truck and one EV cargo (truck), allowed to be registered until the end of August. More than 1,800 two-wheeled EV motorcycles and over 230 three-wheeled EVs have also been registered.
According to the Road Transportation Administration Department, Yangon’s licensing authority is planning to issue an average of 10,000 EV vehicle registrations per year for imported electric vehicles (EVs).
The EV pilot project is scheduled to run until 31 December, allowing for the importation of EV vehicles through both sea and border ports. Reports are coming in from the Myanmar-China border, specifically the Wang Ding side.
During this pilot project, the Ministry of Commerce has announced that importing EV vehicles from third party countries will not be allowed.
To develop the EV sector, the National Electric Vehicle and Related Industries Development Steering Committee has set the tax rates for electric vehicles to be reduced to zero per cent. — TWA/KZW

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