Cape Verdean government has set a target of having a quarter of its national vehicle fleet made up of electric vehicles by 2026, and 30% of vehicles acquired by public administration.
This implementation would be carried out, according to the document voted on parliament last Monday, “through a broad programme aiming by 2026 to replace a quarter of the national fleet, including passenger, school, minibus and taxi transportation with electric vehicles”.
It will also make it mandatory that, in the purchase of vehicles for the public administration, managers and members of the Government “at least 30%” must be electric vehicles.
“The Government will reinforce measures to increase the installation of infrastructure for charging electric vehicles, with operating licenses for private operators on all islands and for the creation, installation and operation of a platform for management (operator information and licensing) of electric mobility in Cape Verde”, the document also points out.
The incentive and promotion of electric mobility in the maritime economy is also foreseen, namely through the acquisition of electric motors, including batteries and panels, for fishing vessels.
The Government is also committed to advancing with the reform of the organisational structure of the country’s energy market, through the “implementation of the new structure of the organisational structure of the electricity sector through vertical separation and creation of the figure of the National System Operator and Universal Purchaser of the energy produced by independent producers”.
“This new entity, the heart of the electricity system, will guarantee a transparent operation of the producers, as well as the control and management system of financial flows within the value chain”, guarantees the Government led by Ulisses Correia e Silva, in the document for the legislature, which began in May.