Spain: Canary Islands exempt Autogas vehicles from local tax

Autogas vehicles acquired by professionals and destined for public transport in the Canary Islands can already benefit from the exemption of the Canary General Indirect Tax (IGIC). The initiative, published by the government on the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands, is expected to boost sales of vehicles that use this alternative fuel.

The IGIC exemption measure supports Canary Islands’ increasingly growing interest in Autogas, as the most economical, reliable, safe and environmentally friendly mobility alternative. This Spanish autonomous community has an LPG-powered fleet that exceeds 2,000 vehicles, both professional and private.

In addition, Spain is also increasing its Autogas vehicle fleet. In 2018, 20,000 vehicles were registered; and in the course of 2019 sales are doubling in relation to the same period of the previous year.

Autogas is considered by the European Union as the most widely used alternative fuel in the world. It emits 21% less CO2 and 81% less PN compared to petrol, and 74% less NOx and 81% less PM compared to diesel. If you want to know more, please visit this link.

14 August 2019