In the context of the fuel crisis in Cuba, various media outlets have reported that the United States Embassy in Havana is leasing electric vehicles to the island’s government.
Due to the current shortage, the diplomatic headquarters can no longer refuel at the “designated gas station” because of this and look for another option, OnCuba reports.
In this way, the US delegation saw the need to sell electric cars to the Cuban company, without this implying a violation of the policy of the Department of the Treasury.
According to the aforementioned media, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has provided more details on this matter in a statement in which it refers to the “food crisis in Cuba”.
In the text, which you see in the note from Cuba-EE. In the US, it is explained that “to maintain operations, the US Embassy has hired numerous electric cars that are available for rent in Havana.”
The headquarters declares that “this will continue until this crisis subsides” and that “electric cars made in the United States of America are not available in Cuba.”
Also they say “Yes, the United States embassy in Havana currently has no motorized electric vehicles in its fleet.”
Embassy of the United States in HAVANA
In the statement they also mention that “all State Department vehicles have a life cycle and the Embassy is currently in the process of replacing a large percentage of its vehicles with electric vehicles made in the United States, and hopes to complete that process at some point. . . 2024”.
“The vehicle work of the Embassy in Havana varies every day, as does the availability of different electric rental models and their cost,” they add.
According to Rui Ferreira, OnCuba consulted several embassies in Havana to find out if they would adopt similar policies, but no one wanted to comment on the matter.