GGGI and Representatives of the British Embassy sign the grant agreement in Vientiane

February 2, 2022– A grant agreement between the British Embassy and GGGI Lao PDR was signed in Vientiane on February 2. It was witnessed by Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Mrs. Phonevanh Outhavong, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Mr. Phouvong Luangxaysana, and the British Ambassador to Laos, Mr. John Pearson.

Lao PDR government is partnering with the British Embassy in Vientiane and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to conduct a pre-feasibility study on a battery swapping system for electric motorbikes. The study will contribute to the fulfillment of the government’s target of 30 percent electric vehicle use by 2030 and is being funded under the agreement. The study will examine the financial viability and environmental sustainability of implementing a battery swapping system model for electric two-wheelers in Vientiane.

Deputy Country Representative of GGGI Lao PDR, Mr. Christophe Assicot, said “Led by global market leaders such as Gogoro, we are observing a rapid development of battery swapping systems as the adequate solution to accelerate the transition to e-mobility in the 2-wheelers segment, which is the primary mode of transport in Laos.”

Lao PDR is promoting the use of clean energy in the transport sector as part of measures to translate the government’s policy into an action plan until 2025, a strategy for 2030, and a vision for 2050.

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