For applicants who are committed to CNG technology, Gas Natural Fenosa will supply a fuel voucher of 1,000 euros, while Endesa will finance the cost of installing electric vehicle charging stations and Repsol will make its contribution to those opting for LPG. Meanwhile, the automaker Seat will provide support to taxi drivers buying its Altea XL LPG car, while Toyota and Renault will do something similar with EV models.
Each driver will receive between 1,000 and 6,000 euros in subsidies, depending on the range of emissions. “It is essential the collaboration between government and private sector to encourage the use of cleaner vehicles, and this is especially relevant when it comes to large fleets that perform thousands of miles in our region daily. This transition has a direct and important effect on improving air quality in the Community,” said regional president Ignacio Gonzalez.
The gradual renewal of the taxi fleet by 2020 is one of the biggest bets of the new Air Quality and Climate Change Strategy, the so-called Blue Plan+. According to it, within seven years the entire fleet of the region shall consist of “clean” taxis that will avoid the emission of 100 tons of NOx into the atmosphere.
Source: Community of Madrid