Kyiv: The Ministry of Infrastructure fully and unequivocally supports exemption from excise tax and VAT on the importation of electric vehicles into Ukraine. This was stated by the press service of the Ministry.
“Such a step is a condition for the development of the economy and the preservation of the environment. I am sure that this will create prerequisites for the development of the economy at the expense of infrastructure projects. The development of electric transport and its infrastructure will certainly have a positive impact on the ecology and energy of our country. Harmful emissions in cities are mostly motor vehicles. Its level in some cities reaches 90% of all harmful emissions, ”this was stated by Vladimir Emelyan on the official website of the department.
He also stressed that the majority of preferences for electric vehicles are taken into account in bills 8159 and 8160, developed in the Ministry of Infrastructure. According to the head of the ministry, reducing the tax burden will create the necessary advantages and additional attractiveness of the development of electric transport.
“The aforementioned bills contain norms that facilitate the attraction of international investments for the production of electric transport and its components through the provision of benefits,” the minister stressed.
In addition, Vladimir Emelyan reminded us that this year the Ministry of Infrastructure together with Ukrenergo launched a project to create a national network of fast electric charging stations along the main transport routes of Ukraine.
“This is another way to overcome the psychological barrier to buying electric cars. The increase in the demand of electric transport owners for electric power will significantly reduce the cost of the power system and increase the use of energy produced by power plants at night and most of which have not been used by consumers before, ”he assured.
The cumulative effect of the development of electric transport, appropriate infrastructure and production will override all indirect losses to the budget, which are claimed by “electric skeptics”. Join the development of electromobility, ”Vladimir Emelyan urged us.
Meanwhile, according to research by the Swedish analytical company EV-Volumes, the number of electric vehicles in Europe exceeded 1 million in the first half of 2018 , and by the end of the year, there will be 1.35 million of such vehicles on the roads of the European continent.