Czech Incentive for Low-Emission Mobility Approved by EC
Brno, August 15 (BD) – Green technology has been gradually replacing petrol and coal as the primary source for heat and power. The finite amount of resources forces car manufacturers to switch to alternative power methods: electricity, hydrogen, and gas. Photo: Pixabay
On Friday (August 11, 2017) European Commission approved Czech initiative of the budget allocation for the infrastructure of refueling and recharging stations for low emission vehicles.
“The scheme will promote alternative fuels and reduce harmful car emissions, and will encourage consumers and businesses to use greener transportation, without distorting competition”, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager says.
44.6 million euros for low-emission mobility in the Czech Republic
44.6 million euros will be spent over the next six years to construct publicly accessible recharging points for vehicles running on electricity, compressed and liquefied natural gas, and hydrogen.
According to the Czech Ministry of Transport, in 2014, there were 417 newly registered electric vehicles, in 2015 it was 713, and in 2016 already 974.
Currently, there are about 450 electric charging points all over the country. The most popular electric models are BMW i3 and Nissan Leaf. The trend over the years shows that more people are interested in alternative power sources and environmental health.
Incentives for green car owners and businesses
In order to support the European Strategy for low-emission mobility, buying a green vehicle in the Czech Republic does not require you to pay tax for the purchase of the vehicle.
Moreover, alternative fuel vehicles registered for a business are exempt from the road tax.