Piedmont region allocates 1 million Euros to replace municipal polluting vehicles

Piedmont Regional Council has approved a resolution for the allocation of 1 million Euros for the purchase or long-term rental of vehicles used by municipalities and by the management bodies of the Piedmont protected areas. The initiative is part of the implementation measures of the agreement between the Regions of the Po Valley and the Italian Ministry of the Environment, which aims at reducing the maximum levels of the main air pollutants ((PM10, PM2.5 and nitrogen dioxide).

With this grant, public bodies identified as beneficiaries can apply for the replacement or long-term rental of vehicles belonging to categories M1, M2, N1, N2 and N3. To obtain the incentive, the vehicle must be scrapped and replaced with LPG or CNG vehicles (dedicated or bi-fuel), as well as hybrids and pure electrics.

The incentive also covers the cost of conversion of M1, M2, N1, N2 and N3 vehicles with diesel engines to LPG or CNG. The government will allocate between 4,000 and 10,000 Euros for every application admitted, depending on the extent of the replacement or conversion.

“The intent of the council is to support the Piedmont municipalities, the unions, and the bodies managing the regional protected areas in replacing the old and polluting vehicles,” said Alberto Valmaggia, Councillor for the Environment of the Piedmont Region.

The new resolution is in addition to the two measures already adopted in the first quarter of the year, which provide for the financing of 4 million Euros for the replacement or conversion of commercial vehicle engines, and 2,5 million Euros for the replacement or conversion of the company vehicles, whose tender is currently being opened. The three provisions provide a total of 7,5 million euros for the Piedmont vehicle renewal. For more information, please visit this link.

19 June 2019