PM wants better management of electric cars

Update: September, 15/2015 - 15:13
A four-wheel electric car transports tourists to visit the Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake and the Old Quarters in Ha Noi. More management on the car will be strengthened. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the transport and public security ministries to join hands with provincial and city people's committees in strengthening the management of electric four-wheeler cars.

Dung asked the transport ministry (MOT) to finalise the Law on Road Traffic, to which regulations on electric four-wheelers should be added.

The MOT should join hands with concerned agencies to estimate the real demand for the cars and report to the Prime Minister.

The MOT said Prime Minister Dung has allowed Ha Noi, Nghe An, Thanh Hoa and Quang Binh provinces to use electric four-wheelers in a pilot programme. Some other cities and provinces such as Khanh Hoa, Hai Phong, Lao Cai and Da Nang, besides Thua Thien-Hue and Ba Ria-Vung Tau have started using the cars to transport tourists based on the localities' real demand.

Thirty enterprises and some private companies in 10 cities and provinces are operating more than 1,000 electric four-wheelers.

The cars reportedly offer advantages such as safety and convenience in tourism, are environment-friendly and make less noise than other vehicles.

But the cars are not regulated by the Law on Road Traffic. So there are difficulties in completing their registration procedures, issuing of number plates to them and collection of different fees. — VNS