UAE stops Volkswagen electric car imports by second-hand dealers
The UAE Ministry of Economy has just announced used car dealers will not be allowed to import new or pre-owned Volkswagen electric cars anymore. They will only be allowed to be sold through authorised local dealerships.
According to Gulf News, the decision was made after a high number of electric vehicles have been coming into the country via second-hand dealers. Since they didn’t come with a manufacturer’s warranty, as well as the fact these cars were not modified to GCC specifications, it posed a major risk to buyers.
In 2022, the drastic rise in petrol prices had many people looking to switch to more fuel-economical cars and EVs.