Electric, hybrid vehicle demand surges in Jordan, gasoline vehicles decline

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AMMAN — In a recent statement, Jihad Abu Nasser, the representative of the automobile sector at the Jordan Free Zone Investor Commission (JFZIC), shed light on the increasing demand for electric and hybrid vehicles compared to their gasoline counterparts in Jordan. اضافة اعلان

The main factors contributing to this shift are the disparity in imposed fees and the lower prices of electric vehicles, a local media outlets reported.

Decline for gasoline vehicles
Abu Nasser highlighted a notable decline in the demand for gasoline vehicles, with a steady decrease of 10 percent to 15 percent within a single week over the past two years.

He attributed this trend to a global shift towards clean energy, which has now reached Jordan. "There is a true global trend towards transitioning to clean energy ... It may take twenty to 30 years," Abu Nasser remarked.

The representative also emphasized that gasoline vehicle prices are influenced by various factors related to manufacturing costs and pricing. As the world moves toward embracing electric vehicles, he predicted that the prices of gasoline vehicles would decrease accordingly.

Reviving the automotive sector
Abu Nasser further mentioned a pre-COVID stimulus package designed to revive the automotive sector, and he expressed expectations that the total clearance volume for the current year would reach an impressive 66,000 vehicles.

During the first five months of 2023, Jordan witnessed a notable increase in the clearance volume of hybrid and electric vehicles, while the clearance volume of gasoline vehicles experienced a decline.

Abu Nasser previously reported a substantial growth of 119.4 percent in the clearance volume of hybrid cars, rising from 3,002 cars in 2022 to 6,581 cars in 2023.

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