Culminating a three-year effort, yesterday the Rada gave final approval to two bills designed to stimulate in Ukraine the manufacture of electric cars, components and chargers.

For the next five years, VAT taxes are suspended on the import cars powered by electricity, methane or biogas. For the next 10 years, VAT taxes are suspended on the import of equipment to produce electric cars and components. Corporate income taxes will be waived for companies that produce electric vehicles, chargers, motors and lithium and lithium-ion batteries for electric cars for the next fifteen years.