Greece has launched a subsidy program to replace about 2,000 internal combustion engine taxis with electric cars. The purchase of electric taxis will be subsidized by 40 percent of the net list price per vehicle, up to €17,500.
An official announcement by the Greek government also said that an additional €5,000 would be paid for the mandatory decommissioning of old combustion-engined taxis.
Optionally, an additional € 500 will be charged for each smart charging point at home or in the company car park.
“Subsidy of 22 thousand and 500 euros”
new ‘Green TaxiApplications for the program are accepted until the end of 2023.
Greece, which depends on foreign oil,Green Taxi‘, the target audience was identified as Euro 5 taxis and older people.
Emphasizing that they are approaching their national target for 2030, which envisages that one in three new cars will be electric, with the “Green Taxi” programme, Kostas Skrekas, Minister of Environment and Energy of Greece He said:
“The government is taking another initiative, remaining true to its commitment to actively promoting the green transition, launching the €40 million ‘Green Taxi’ programme.
Through this programme, we are helping 2,000 professional taxi drivers to exchange their old cars for a new all-electric vehicle, at a value of €22,500 each.”
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