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Import of Electric Motorcycles Set to be Hit by Compulsory Registration

All electric motorcycles in Vietnam will now have to be registered as of 1 July this year. The move comes as the number of such vehicles in the country has soared over recent years, with more than one million imported in the 2011-13 period alone.

The change was announced by Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, the Vietnamese Prime Minister, and will also see all electric motorcycles required to carry registration plates. The new legislation will end the current registration exemption that applies to two-wheeled vehicles with engines below 4kw in capacity and with a maximum speed of less than 50 miles per hour.

It is expected that this new requirement may have an adverse effect on demand for electric motorcycles across the country. There is also, however, a question mark over the level of enforcement likely to support this incoming legislation.

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