Ministry hopes to boost electric car sales with registration fee cuts

By Quynh Trang   August 10, 2021 | 12:11 pm GMT+7
Ministry hopes to boost electric car sales with registration fee cuts
An artist's impression of an electric car produced by VinFast. Photo courtesy of VinFast.
The Ministry of Finance has recommended that registration fees for electric cars must be half that of gasoline vehicles to encourage usage.

The current fee for cars with less than nine seats is 10-15 percent of their price depending on the locality, and the ministry wants the fee for electric cars to be 5-7.5 percent.

The rate will be effective for five years.

In May, Vietnam’s largest conglomerate, Vingroup, called for incentives related to taxes and fees as it prepares to start selling electric vehicles this year.

Its VinFast, the only local electric car producer, has an annual production capacity of 250,000 vehicles.

The company’s first electric cars, at prices starting at VND590 million (US$25,700), will be delivered in November.

 
 
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