Georgetown, December 20, 2023: The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) has installed six (6) electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for public use.
In keeping with the Low Carbon Development Strategy 2030, the Government of Guyana aims to foster the development of an electric vehicle industry to substitute fossil fuels with electricity. The key to this transition lies in developing a robust infrastructure that can locally support electric vehicle charging.
In support of this policy objective, charging stations have been installed at Amazonia Mall in Providence, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Timehri, the Giftland Mall on the East Coast of Demerara, Little Rock Suites in New Amsterdam, S&R Parking Lot in Parika, and outside of the GEA’s Office on Quamina Street, Georgetown.
These public charging stations are currently under a 3-months trial and testing phase supervised by GEA’s Engineers. Owners of electric vehicles can download the “Flash Charge” app, register, and charge their vehicles at these stations during this period for free. The instructions for use of these stations are posted at the stations. Interested persons can contact the GEA at 624-5905 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Alternatively, you can scan the QR Code below to download the application.
This project marks the first publicly accessible charging infrastructure in Guyana – promoting the development of e-mobility, demonstrating potential business opportunities in the electric mobility industry, and signalling the market’s readiness for an electric mobility future.
It should be noted that the Government announced fiscal measures in 2023 to enable more Guyanese to access alternative mobility options that are energy efficient and minimise carbon dioxide emissions. These are: