The Environment Ministry has launched the 15th edition of the Rabla Classic programme, with a total budget of RON 320 million, and the fourth edition of Rabla Plus, with RON 93 million. Those interested can register for the programmes starting on Friday, with validated producers.
Both individuals and legal entities can access the programme and get bring in their old cars to get a voucher for a new, less polluting car.
Through Rabla Clasic, over 550,000 old vehicles have been scrapped and over 330,000 new cars have been acquired so far. The 2019 budget will allow around 35,000 vouchers to be issued, each one being worth RON 6,500.
A RON 1,000 ecobonus may be added to the voucher if the new car has a system that generate a maximum of 98 g of CO2 emissions/km and/or an ecobonus of RON 1,700 for acquiring a hybrid vehicle. The two bonuses can be combined if the car fulfils both conditions.
The Rabla Plus programme started in 2016 with 150 cars sold, and was redesigned in 2017 to grant the largest eco-voucher in Europe for environmentally-friendly cars: EUR 10,000. In 2018, through Rabla Plus, over 1,400 eco-vouchers were awarded.
Furthermore, in order to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles, the Environmental Fund Administration will provide funding of RON 90 million for the installation of high-performance charging stations in county capitals.