Another RON 200 mln for Rabla program starting next week

Newsroom 07/09/2018 | 14:11

As Clasic Rabla voucher program for individuals was exhausted at the end of March, only two weeks after the start, the budget of the Environment Fund Administration (AFM) will be supplemented with the amount of RON 200 million for the second part of the Program and will be approved next week.

”Rabla is the longest-running government program, and we have always tried to improve the conditions for granting vouchers. The amount is always insufficient. It has been very quickly exhausted, 21,000 new cars are being introduced on the market, which are produced here in Romania, and it is now decided to supplement the AFM budget of RON 200 million for about 30,000 cars. These are new cars, which, in all respects, ensure air quality and safety in circulation, ” said Minister of the Environment, Gratiela Gavrilescu.

According to Gavrilescu, the AFM budget will be approved next week and the cassation premium will begin immediately.

The bonuses amount RON 6,500 and are granted to owners of cars older than 8 years who want to buy new cars. “

Gavrilescu said that there are currently applications for around 500 electric cars and roughly the difference of up to 1,000 hybrid and hybrid plug-in machines.

According to the Association of Automobile Manufacturers and Importers (APIA), total car sales increased by 23.8 percent in the first seven months of the year, to 105,686 units, compared to the 2017 reference range. Regarding green cars (electric and hybrid), their interest continues to remain high this year, especially on the back of the Rabla Plus incentives.

As a result, after the first 7 months of 2018, the share of ecological cars in total car sales in Romania reached 2.5 percent in the reference range, increasing significantly over the same period in 2017, and their number amounts to 2,293 units, almost double the reference range.

Of the total sold in January-July, 1,754 units are hybrid plug-in cars (54.5 percent up on the first seven months of the previous year) and 485 are full electric, 3.2 times as many as last year.

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