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On July 2, 2014, Governor García Padilla signed a bill to promote electrical vehicles, the Act for the Promotion of Vehicles Primarily Propelled by Electricity (Act 81). Act 81 provides for the reimbursement of excise taxes paid for hybrid vehicles prior to the Act, and establishes a June 30, 2016, deadline to request the reimbursement. In addition, the Act exempts from excise taxes vehicles that are primarily propelled by electricity; the exemption will be effective until 10% of the vehicles imported or manufactured in Puerto Rico are vehicles primarily propelled by electricity.
Act 81 also declares illegal any provision, clause, condition, or agreement that restricts, prohibits or limits the titleholder of an apartment to install or operate a charging station in his individual parking space. However, homeowner associations can regulate the installation, maintenance and use of recharging stations, through reasonable conditions and restrictions.
The Act also provides that once 5% of the vehicles registered in Puerto Rico are primarily propelled by electricity, the Department of Transportation and Public Works must enable at least one charging station per Tren Urbano station.
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