I must admit – I felt a twinge of envy on hearing last year that Barbados had acquired 33 electric buses. Why can’t Jamaica move forward on this, I wondered? Globally, the electric vehicle market is surging ahead, especially in China, the United States and Europe. President Biden is pushing for 50 percent electric vehicles by 2030 although the US share of the market has been smaller, so far. For Jamaica, as we seek to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and improve our poor air quality, this is really good news from the IDB, and I look forward to us moving in a positive direction with this boost – and with alacrity.Here’s the IDB’s press release.
IDB and Jamaica launch plan to electrify vehicles
October 7, 2021 KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Jamaica will partner to accelerate the use of electric vehicles…
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