The Government allocates 100 million to buy cars without emissions



Updated:04/08/2020 20: 23h


The Council of Ministers has authorized spending limits in order to carry out the renewal of the vehicle fleet of the General State Administration (AGE) for cars that do not release polluting emissions into the atmosphere, for 100 million euros.

The Government has thus authorized the General Directorate for the Rationalization and Centralization of Contracting (DGRCC) to set the limits of spending commitments charged to future years to carry out the purchase of emission-free vehicles.

The objective, according to the references of the Council of Ministers held this Tuesday, is to renew the AGE fleet, as part of the plan to boost the value chain of the automotive industry.

The amount of the purchase amounts to 100 million euros distributed in the following annuities: 30 million euros in the 2020 annuity and 70 million euros charged to the credit for the 2021 financial year. Given that its execution is expected to extend to the 2021 financial year, the limits of commitments to authorize amount to 70 million.

25 million for the Moves

The Council of Ministers has also authorized this Tuesday the procedure for the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge to have some funds from 25 million euros to activate the Moves Plan for aid to electric vehicles.

According to the Council reference, the Moves is one of the main measures provided for in the plan for the rapid revival of the automotive sector. Moves, dedicated to the electric vehicle, charging infrastructure and sustainable mobility to work, is coordinated by the Institute for Diversification and Energy Saving (IDAE), under the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge.

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