Cambodia builds up EV infrastructure to supercharge electric ambitions

The aim is for 40% of all cars and urban buses and 70% of motorbikes to be electric by 2050.

At a recently opened Caltex gas station on the dusty fringes of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, a gleaming white-and-red electric vehicle charger sits idle.

About a fortnight ago, a crowd looked on as the solitary ribbon-draped charger was declared open by the minister for transportation and the U.S. ambassador.

Now, as rusty old trucks rumbled over potholes nearby, pump attendant Panha paused as he pondered how many people had charged their EVs in the days since the ceremony.

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