Romania Announces Subsidy Program for Green Cars
The country's government has voted on a new piece of legislation which will give an "Ecoticket" to buyers of electric vehicles. The ticket is worth RON12,000, which is equivalent to €2750 at the current exchange rate.
Compared to what countries like Norway, that might not seem like much, but at least it's a step in the right direction. Even with the the government grant, EVs will not be cheap to buy.
The Ampera starts at about €47,500 in Romania. Both the Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe are still pending launch.
EV sale in Europe are off to a relatively slow start, as numbers are still in the tens of thousands. Romania also has a distinct lack of EV infrastructure which might deter buyers.
The "Ecoticket" law will come into effect as of March 15th, 2013.