Spain: Zaragoza allocates €200,000 euros to renew taxi fleet with clean fuel vehicles

Zaragoza City Council, through the Public Services and Mobility Area, signed a new agreement with the Provincial Auto-Taxi Association to promote the incorporation of vehicles powered by alternative fuels (100% electric, hybrids, LPG and natural gas).

The final objective is to collaborate in the gradual reduction of the number of taxis powered by diesel. The Ordinance already establishes that the renewal of the fleet must be done with ECO (LPG, natural gas, hybrids) or ZERO (electric and hydrogen) labelled cars.

Under this agreement, which includes a maximum grant of 200,000 euros, Zaragoza will pay €400 for each license purchased for a hybrid, LPG or natural gas taxi. The city will also pay €400 for each license that, having purchased a hybrid vehicle in previous years, has transformed the conventional fuel used for LPG or CNG throughout 2021.

The Minister of Public Services and Mobility Natalia Chueca highlighted “the high degree of collaboration that this Government maintains with the taxi sector, which is a very important part of the city’s mobility. We want it to be part, too, as a key element in our goal to become a zero-emissions city by 2030.”

Chueca recalled that “this type of aid is important to offset the extra cost that more sustainable vehicles currently have compared to traditional diesel ones, which are much more polluting. Indirectly, all citizens benefit, since pollution and noise are reduced.”

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17 August 2022