We use cookies on this website to give you a better user experience. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more

Assessment of Electric Vehicle Penetration in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

Assessment of Electric Vehicle Penetration in the Lao People's Democratic Republic
31 March 2022
Lao PDR, Energy
Shigeru Kimura, Alloysius Joko Purwanto, Keisuke Ueda, Takahisa Hiruma
Electrified Vehicle, Energy, Lao PDR

Print Article:

This report analyses the impacts of shifting from internal combustion engine to electric vehicles (EVs) in the Lao PDR. First, shifting to EVs will reduce total final energy consumption in the country. Second, the additional electric power needed due to the penetration of EVs would come from domestic hydro or coal-fired power generation. Third, the decline of gasoline and diesel fuel use and import caused by the shift to EVs should increase the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Total CO2 emissions would be reduced if the maximum rate of coal-fired power generation is kept below 50%. Finally, oil companies would experience a drop in revenue whereas the electricity sector would see an increase in investment and employment.
The study highlights the important roles of government support in the penetration of EVs with the assistance of the international community, the defined penetration targets of EV charging stations, energy saving, CO2 reduction, energy supply security, GDP growth, and the role of domestic and foreign investment in the EVs and power sectors.

Search ERIA.org

Latest Multimedia

Indonesia's ASEAN Chairmanship 2023 High-Level Policy Dialogue: ASEAN Digital Community 2045

ERIA Knowledge Lab Discusses Scaling Up Innovation and Digital Technology Ecosystem

Is ASEAN Ready for Electric Vehicles? | ASEAN Insights Podcast

Related Articles

Energy, RenewableEnergy, ASEAN, Vehicle, Electrified Vehicle
4 November 2020
Editor(s)/Author(s): Shigeru Suehiro, Alloysius Joko Purwanto
The study analyses the effects of electric vehicle deployment in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam especially in terms of energy supply[...]
Electricity, Energy, Lao PDR, Regulation and Governance, Renewable Energy
3 February 2020
Editor(s)/Author(s): Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines, ERIA
The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) has been assisting the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), Lao PDR to produce Lao[...]