Chinese electric vehicles dominate Jordanian market, accounting for 90%

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AMMAN — Representative of the automobile sector at the Jordan Free Zone Investor Commission, Jihad Abu Nasser, Jihad Abu Nasser highlighted in a recent announcement that a staggering 90 percent of electric vehicle imports entering the free zones from the beginning of the year until the end of May originated from China. اضافة اعلان

Furthermore, he stated that approximately one-third of all vehicle imports to the free zones since the start of this year, spanning various types and categories, were also of Chinese origin, Al Rai reported.

Additionally, 38 percent of all vehicle types and categories imported during this period were Chinese-made.

Most Jordanian consumers prefer Chinese electric vehicles
The growing preference for Chinese electric vehicles in Jordan has not gone unnoticed. Abu Nasser stated that a considerable number of consumers in the country now favor purchasing Chinese electric vehicles from the free market.

This shift in consumer behavior can be attributed to the comparatively lower prices of Chinese electric vehicles when compared to their European or American counterparts. The lower production costs in China have contributed to the affordability of these vehicles, presenting an enticing option for Jordanian buyers.

Abu Nasser further emphasized that the importation of Chinese vehicles, particularly electric ones, has played a pivotal role in addressing the scarcity of electric vehicles in the Jordanian market. By filling the gap in supply, the increased importation of Chinese electric vehicles has catered to the rising demand for these environmentally friendly alternatives.

A shift in consumer preferences
Looking ahead, it is apparent that the automotive landscape in Jordan is undergoing significant transformations. Abu Nasser affirmed that the latest figures indicate a 13 percent decrease in clearance for gasoline-powered vehicles, illustrating a shift in consumer preferences.

Moreover, clearance for diesel-powered vehicles has witnessed a substantial decline of 27.7 percent. These evolving trends highlight the evolving market dynamics and the increasing demand for greener transportation options.

With hybrid vehicles experiencing a staggering growth rate of 119.4 percent during the first five months of the current year, the number of vehicles cleared for importation has risen from 3,002 cars in 2022 to 6,581 cars in 2023.

 Similarly, electric vehicles have seen a remarkable surge of 105.3%, with imports rising from 5,265 cars in 2022 to an impressive 10,803 cars in 2023.

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