Chile: A Working Group is Set Up to Promote Transport Electrification

Important initiatives continue to emerge from the Chilean public sector to promote sustainable mobility. Together with the National Electromobility Strategy, the Energy Storage Law was approved a few weeks ago.

On this occasion, the Chilean Ministries of Energy and Transport launched a working group to advance electromobility, which will define the actions to massify the use of this type of clean technology in the country.

According to official information, the purpose of this space is to analyze regulatory barriers and implement actions to promote the use of low-emission vehicles in Chilean transportation.

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This instance arose with the parliamentary discussion of the storage and electromobility bill, which provides benefits for the acquisition of an electric vehicle.

The regulation includes an eight-year reduction in the cost of circulation permits as a first step to promote the growth of this industry, with the idea of accelerating compliance with the carbon neutrality goal proposed in the country.

In this context, the Minister of Energy, Diego Pardow, assured that it is not only important to promote the purchase of electric vehicles, but also “to encourage the car that is being replaced to leave circulation and not simply continue polluting”.

For his part, the Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Juan Carlos Muñoz, emphasized the importance of recognizing that around 25% of emissions come precisely from the transport sector.

He considers it essential to work together with the private sector to reduce the emission of toxic gases from transport, which has been on the rise in recent years.

Various market players will participate in the working group to generate a dialogue on needs and alternatives to accelerate the incorporation of electric mobility in different cities, through a roadmap agreed upon by the parties.

This work will conclude in March 2023 with the delivery of a report with the main conclusions.

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