The preparation for ASEM is now well underway – it is reported that the 52 Toyota Prius-30 cars are currently being delivered. These are considered as combining energy efficiency with style….and of course value-for-money. As we reported, these vehicles are being exempt from normal tax requirements (customs, VAT etc). These cars will be used by the police in motorcades.
During the initial government discussions, there was debate about procuring luxury cars for ASEM – this, however, would have been very expensive. The Toyota Prius-30 was considered as a suitable compromise. Following the ASEM Summit these vehicles will be sold or transferred to local police stations.