Electric Vehicle Clearances Surge to 4,777 Units in January 2024, Dominating 70% of Free Zone Activity in Jordan

Mohammad Al-Bastenji, the head of the Jordan Free Zones Investors Association, unveiled significant statistics related to Jordan's vehicle market for January 2024, highlighting a major shift in consumption patterns and market trends both locally and internationally.

According to the statistics, Al-Bastenji announced that the number of vehicles cleared by the end of January this year reached 6,769, marking a 30 percent increase compared to the same period in 2023.

He revealed a notable growth in the clearance of electric vehicles from the Zarqa Free Zone in January 2024, with 4,777 vehicles cleared, registering a 134% increase compared to 2,036 vehicles during the same period in 2023.

This surge reflects a clear trend towards preferring electric vehicles, as they accounted for 70% of the total vehicles cleared during the month.

On the other hand, Al-Bastenji noted a 57% decrease in the clearance of gasoline vehicles, dropping to only 505 vehicles compared to 1,182 vehicles in January 2023, indicating a significant shift in consumer preferences.

Similarly, diesel vehicle clearances slightly decreased by 8%, to 560 vehicles compared to 607 for the same period last year, and hybrid vehicle clearances decreased by 34%, recording 927 vehicles compared to 1,415 vehicles in January 2023.

Additionally, Al-Bastenji announced an increase in the total number of vehicles re-exported by the end of January 2024, reaching 3,911 vehicles, marking a 32% increase compared to 2,941 vehicles during the same period in 2023.

This increase reflects the strength and flexibility of the Jordanian market in meeting foreign demand and adapting to global changes in the automotive industry.

Al-Bastenji, in his assessment of the data, expressed great optimism for the future of electric vehicles in Jordan, noting that the significant increase in clearances for this category of vehicles is not only an indicator of changing consumer preferences but also reflects governmental and private efforts to encourage the use of more sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation methods.

He stressed the importance of expanding the infrastructure for vehicle chargers throughout the kingdom and offering more incentives to both investors and consumers alike.