Clearance of hybrid cars via Zarqa Free Zone soar by over 119%

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AMMAN —The volume of vehicles imported to the local market from the Zarqa Free Zone in Jordan has seen a remarkable surge in the first five months of 2023, according to Jihad Abu Naser, the representative of the vehicle sector in the Jordan Free Zones Investors Authority.اضافة اعلان

Abu Naser reported a substantial increase in the clearance volume of hybrid cars by 119.4 percent.

In 2022, 3,002 hybrid cars were imported, whereas this year, the number has risen to 6,581, as reported by Al-Mamlaka TV.

Electric cars follow suit
In addition to the surge in hybrid car imports, electric cars have also experienced a significant boost. The number of electric cars imported has increased by 105.3 percent, rising from 5,265 vehicles in 2022 to 10,803 vehicles in 2023.

Abu Naser highlighted the notable changes occurring in the local market's demand for cars. The latest figures indicate a 13 percent decrease in the clearance volume of gasoline-powered cars and a 27.7 percent decrease in the clearance volume of diesel cars.

Revival of car re-exports
Furthermore, Abu Naser stated that there has been a slight increase in the re-export of cars, marking a growth of 10.9 percent.

He emphasized that the new law regulating the investment environment has contributed to the revival of car re-exports, owing to the tax exemptions granted to free zones.

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