Relief for import of electric cars possible

2016-03-08 20:30:03

Relief would be given by the government for the import of electric cars as soon as the problems related to foreign exchange is solved.

While addressing a programme to introduce solar power systems at the Foundation Institute today, Power and Renewable Energy Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera said the government would consider providing electric car batteries for a concessionary rate after solving the foreign exchange problems.

“We are looking forward to grant this relief probably in our next budget and we are having discussions at the moment,” he said.

He said the government had to strengthen the economy first to enable citizens to purchase even two thousand vehicles per day. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

  Comments - 7

  • dayan Tuesday, 8 March 2016 22:03

    To buy the battery at concessionary rates one should buy an electric car and use it until the battery is exhausted.

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    Premalal Tuesday, 8 March 2016 22:52

    How can we ever solve the foreign exchange problem when you and the huge cabinet gobble up most of it.

    Reply : 1       1

    iemerald Tuesday, 8 March 2016 22:57

    hybrid cars are the better option. electric cars are a waste of time and money. no charging point and very limited mileage per charge 70 to 80 miles.cant do a daily round trip to kandy. promote hybrids.

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    Sira Tuesday, 8 March 2016 23:20

    What this country needs is more Solar Energy and stop all the hydro plants that are ruining the beauty of this country and Coal plants.

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    colin Tuesday, 8 March 2016 23:57

    Purchase 2000 electrical vehicles a day? Just imagine what that will do to the National Grid. Imagine thousands plugging into charge their cars,Power outages will be common place and we will be almost daily in darkness

    Reply : 1       1

    Durty Smelling Miuth Wednesday, 9 March 2016 05:27

    Nut of these bunch now almost very loose

    Reply : 1       1

    carl Wednesday, 9 March 2016 11:52

    It will take around 10 years to strengthen the economy by that time vehicles will be running using water

    Reply : 1       1

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