Romania’s president Klaus Iohannis signed into law a bill that requires at least 30% of motor vehicles purchased by the municipal governments to be powered by alternative fuel technologies by 2020.
According to the law, at least 30% of the vehicles purchased by the local governments will have to be powered by electric motors or combustion engines running on CNG, LNG or biogas. The percentage will be calculated from the total number of vehicles purchased in one year.
Moreover, at least 20% of the vehicles purchased by the authorities for their own fleets within a year must be vehicles powered by green technologies, reported SeeNews.
The law aims to reduce pollution in urban agglomerations, as well as consumption of petrol and diesel, and to promote the use of clean fuel technologies. Total registrations of alternative fuel vehicles in Romania surged to 1,566 in the nine months through September 2017 from 107 in the year-ago period.