Jordan implements new safety, compliance regulations for electric vehicles

Jordan

Published: 2024-05-27 19:32

Last Updated: 2024-06-19 00:08


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The Jordanian Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) announced on Monday the implementation of new procedures for the conformity assessment of electric vehicles for the year 2024.

These measures are designed to “protect consumer rights, the national economy, and ensure the safety and security of using this type of vehicle amidst the increasing demand for them.”

JSMO Director General Abeer Al-Zhair stated in a press release that the “new regulations establish procedures for conformity assessment of electric vehicles entering the Kingdom, requiring internationally recognized certificates to ensure the safety of electric vehicles and their users."

She further highlighted that the government has mandated warranties for all new cars sold in Jordan, aiming to boost consumer confidence and ensure comprehensive post-sale services.

Zhair emphasized the importance of these certificates, noting that they provide "a mechanism to ensure that vehicles meet the required environmental, safety, and security standards by applying a number of performance requirements to the vehicles."

This move is in response to the growing popularity of electric vehicles and the need to maintain high standards of safety and performance.

According to Article 4 of the new regulations, it is now prohibited to import, display, or advertise electric vehicles that do not comply with these standards.