One more cab company has begun operating in Dushanbe, bringing a total number of taxi companies in the Tajik capital to thirteen.  

This company, dubbed Eco Taxi 9090, is currently using 400 electric cars Aion Y to improve sustainability in transportation services.

The company plans to increase its fleet to 2000 electric cars.  

As it had been reported earlier, Dushanbe-based taxi companies must completely shift to electric taxi cabs until September 1, 2025.  

An official source within the Dushanbe Administration says more than 4350 taxi cabs, with 2,450 of them being electric cars, have plied on Dushanbe streets as of June 1, 2024. 

136 charging stations for electric vehicles have reportedly been established in Dushanbe as of June 6 this year. 

Earlier it had been reported that about 230 million somonis (US$21 million) will be allocated within the next five years for development of electric transport in the country.  Of this amount, 1.4 million somonis will be allocated from the national budget, 6.2 million somonis will be provided by development partners, and more than 221 million somonis will be provided by the private sector

In Tajikistan, mostly old foreign cars are in operation and their emissions are one of the main sources of air pollution.  According to experts, gradually filling the country with electric cars could reduce air pollution.  

Recall, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon in December 2021 proposed to completely waive taxes and customs duties on imports of electric vehicles -- electric cars, electric buses, trolleybuses, etc.

He instructed the government to take measures to provide infrastructure and other necessary conditions for the use of such vehicles in the country.

The gradual increase in electricity generation in Tajikistan reportedly allows increasing the number of electricity-powered vehicles in Tajikistan.  Tajik officials say this will reduce the country's dependence on oil-exporting countries.