The government will boost electricity usage to reduce gas emissions, said Minister , .
To get this initiative moving, he called on the private sector to invest in the facilities to sup the charging stations.
said this during a panel discussion on “Electrification s for a cleaner Cambodia” on Facebook Live.
The number EVs in Cambodia is relative small compared to the millions registered normal s, he added.
“EV is the first stage in Cambodia,” said. “Close to one million s – cars s are registered in Cambodia. Out that, we have only 42 EV cars in the country so far. This number will continue to grow.”
He added that there need to be an understing people to use the clean energy for the EV, the proper way exposing the recycle the EV batteries, the government’s sup on the EV through the im tax.
The im tax the EV is only half – about 63% compared to 122% im tax normal s, he said, adding that the special tax EVs is just 10% compared to 50% special tax normal s.
“I hope today’s discussion will let people know the effective rate [ EV] is half normal cars through the deduction special tax,” said who called on the private sector to join in the EV investment in Cambodia by investing charging stations along s.
He said he will take topics to discuss with a few investors to install charging stations along the expressway – Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville on National 5.
“We do sup the EV industry. We work together with relevant organisations to come up with strategies, how we can sup this EV further, come up with the stards. We don’t want Cambodia to be a dumping ground for allowing batteries that last ten years. We want property batteries then how can we expose them. We need property policy, not only to bring the EV cars in, but also to recycle expose the batteries,” he added.
“This should not be the responsibility EDC or the government Cambodia to build charging stations. The private sector should work with us or should invest in charging infrastructure,” he said.
The panel discussion, joined by Keo Rottanak, Director-General Electricité du Cambodge (EDC), Pablo Kang, Australian Ambassador to Cambodia, Tina Redshaw, British Ambassador to Cambodia, also raised the role the electrification in the future for Cambodia.
The ation sector accounts for 45% nearly half Cambodia’s total energy consumption. If Cambodia is to meet its emissions reduction targets, electrification ation is essential, the Australian Embassy posted on its Facebook.
It also said that the discussion was to explore the benefits challenges increasing the number electric s in Cambodia the impacts on Cambodian economy, the environment, urban planning, the electricity grid.