The Electric Mobility Showcase 2023 was held in Phnom Penh on Aug. 11 with an aim to encourage the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in Cambodia as the government is working to build infrastructure support – EV charging stations – across the country.
The day-long event, organised by EnergyLab Cambodia at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC), attracted the participation of 16 auto companies to display the latest EV models and e-bikes.
Visitors had the chance to test drive their favorite EV and learned about the latest developments in electric mobility, and network with industry leaders.
Odam Pisey, EV Manager of Car For You, an auto company joining the showcase, said that her company’s EVs have attracted visitors who sought understanding about the advantages of using EVs and spare part services.
“People are interested in using EVs thanks to their benefits such as saving the cost of gasoline and spare parts compared to normal vehicles, and contributing to reducing emissions to the environment,” she pointed out.
Yann Vaudin, Founder and CEO of Green e-Bike, said that the showcase allowed people to experience e-bikes. “The number of e-bikes is growing at a low level, which requires further public awareness of using EVs, including e-bikes in Cambodia,” he added.
EnergyLab Cambodia is an innovative and efficient not-for-profit organisation working to support the growth of Clean Energy markets. Its initiatives have made a positive impact on the clean energy industry, contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, job creation, diversification of Cambodia's energy sources, and overall economic development and community poverty reduction.
The royal government is committed to reducing pollution through the use of fuel-efficient vehicles and the switch to EVs, at least to 40 percent of total vehicles and 70 percent of motorcycles by 2050.
As of January, the number of registered EVs in Cambodia reached more than 700, a ten-fold increase compared to a year before, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
The ministry will further encourage the use of EVs, affirmed recently H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister, Minister of Public Works and Transport, underlining, “The number of people using EVs has increased significantly as users started realising their benefits.”
Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP)