The future of sustainable mobility in Laos took center stage as industry leaders, innovators, and policymakers came together for the highly anticipated 2nd Lao Electric Vehicle (EV) Forum. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Mines, with funding support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Lao Automotive Industry Association. The event aimed to drive the EV revolution in Laos and pave the way for a greener and more sustainable future amidst the global climate crisis.
Following the first Lao EV Forum last year, this event served as a platform for all stakeholders in the automotive industry, especially focused on electric vehicles, to discuss and exchange views, ideas, and information to enhance common understanding and promote shared interests among stakeholders.
The Forum included in-depth discussions on the electric vehicle industry and its implication on infrastructure, energy, standardization, and human resources capability in Lao PDR. As the industry continues to rapidly grow and evolve, it is essential to address emerging trends and maintain the momentum in promoting electric mobility in the country.
The Lao EV Forum boasted an impressive lineup of distinguished speakers, including industry experts, government officials, and other interested stakeholders. Attendees engaged in panel discussions, enlightening presentations, and networking opportunities that will shape the future of electric mobility and EV policies in Laos.
Officials discussed expanding collaborations with development partners and particularly the private sector both from the local space and among ASEAN to advance policies, law, and regulations to promote the use of electric vehicles and promote clean solutions to address the climate crisis.