The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) has welcomed private companies wishing to invest in the establishment or installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, stressing that the investment will contribute to promoting the use of emission-free vehicles in Cambodia.
The remarks were made by Senior Minister Sun Chanthol, Minister of Public Works and Transport in the MPWT LIVE SHOW held here on Friday.
Senior Minister Chanthol stated that investors shall contact the ministry for the applications for EV charging stations and the Electricité du Cambodge (EDC) for power supply.
The ministry is cooperating with relevant ministries and institutions to make a joint declaration regarding the establishment or installation of EV charging stations, he said.
In addition, the ministry has partnered with petroleum stations – Caltex, Total, PTT, Sokimex and Tela on the installation of EV charging stations at their stations.
EV charging stations will be installed on major national roads – Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway and on major national roads as well.
As of May 14, the ministry has registered 148 EVs, including 110 cars and 38 motorcycles and tricycles.
The number of electric vehicles in the first five months of 2022 saw an increase by 84 units or 800 percent compared to the same period in 2021. AKP-Chea Vannak