The Government of Vietnam will stop manufacturing and importing internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles that run on fossil fuel from 2040. This is in line with a government agenda to achieve net-zero emissions in the country’s transport sector by 2050.

By 2050, all vehicles, including public transport, will be required to operate on electricity or green energy. To support this transition, charging infrastructure will also be scaled up across the country.

To make rail transport more sustainable, the government will pilot the use of electric and green energy vehicles on existing lines till 2030 as well as invest in the development of new fully electric rail lines. By 2050, all locomotives and wagons will be electric. Additionally, all aircraft in Vietnam will operate on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) or sustainable energy by 2050.