North Macedonia will fund Autogas conversions, green cars will have ‘eco’ stickers

The parliament of North Macedonia has approved changes to the law on motor vehicles, introducing voluntary eco stickers to mark vehicles by ecological rating and envisaging a grants scheme to help replace polluting cars with alternative fuelled ones, including Autogas, among other things.

There will be three categories of vehicles according to the level of exhaust emissions, which will be marked with eco stickers of different colours, explained Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi.

Category one, with green stickers, will cover the cleanest vehicles, with the Euro 5 and Euro 6 emissions standard, as well as Euro 4 and Euro 3 vehicles that has been retrofitted to LPG or CNG, hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles.

Under the subsidy scheme, drivers will also be able to get grants covering up to 50% of the cost of convertirng their cars to LPG, CNG, or some other alternative fuel. These grants are expected to be approved for about 1,200 cars a year, according to the statement.

The goal is to speed up vehicle fleet renewal in the country and reduce air pollution.  For more information, please visit this link.

28 August 2019