Following the Bill passing in the House of Assembly, Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Michael Fahy said, “I am very pleased indeed that the Motor Car Amendment [No. 2] Act passed in the House today.
“This brings us a step closer towards the introduction of minicars in Bermuda which will enhance our tourism offerings and move our tourism product forward and make us far more competitive with other tourism destinations.”
“We have taken into account the concerns of our transportation stakeholders and are pleased to have found broad agreement in the size and specifications of minicars.
“Having spoken at a number of international tourism events there is real excitement in the tourism industry about the likelihood of this offering being successful. ”
“I look forward to the Senate debate when I will be able to expand further on the benefits of this new amenity and the consultation that was undertaken which should add clarity to some of the misleading statements made by the Opposition during the debate in the House.”
In delivering a Ministerial brief earlier today on behalf of the Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities, Minister Dr Grant Gibbon said, “The Bill makes provisions for a ‘minicar livery’ scheme including the types of mini cars that are available for rental, the specifications of and the license duty for those ‘minicars’, the license fee applicable for the operation of a minicar livery, and for connected purposes.
“These ‘minicars’ will not exceed 150 c.c.’s in engine capacity, 20 horse power or 15 kilowatts. They will not exceed 120 inches in length or 60 inches in width overall and will have a maximum of 2 seats.”