Peru’s government aims to have electric buses in Lima, Trujillo and Arequipa by 2030. The initiatives to promote electric vehicle use will start December 2019.
As part of the government’s plan for “national competitiveness and productivity” for the years 2019-2030, Peru aims to incentivize the use of electric vehicles in the country, reports Global Fleet.
Peru is lagging behind other countries in implementing electromobility infrastructures and the numbers prove it. Only 32 electric vehicles and 519 hybrid vehicles have been imported to the country since 2016. There are 5.1 million electric powered vehicles in the world.
The country has shown progress, however. Lima received its first electric buses in 2018. And in September of this year, the first EV, zero CO2 emission taxi and public bus made their way through the streets of Arequipa. This was a joint venture between Arequipa’s Electric Society (SEAL) and Engie, a Peruvian company leading the way in generating and transmitting electric power.
Currently, the Ministry of Energy and Mining provides bonuses to individuals or companies who purchase such vehicles. A tax break is also set in place for companies renewing parking lots with electromobility technology.
A supreme decree set for consultation prepared by the Energy and Mining Ministry declares the use of electric vehicles a national interest. As such, regulations for the use of electric vehicles will be set in motion and companies will continue to promote private and public partnerships to promote public use of the vehicles and implement charging infrastructures.
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