Spanish City Collects Old Cars in Exchange For Everlasting Tram Tickets
All the participants at the project will be invited to donate their cars, which will have to be in working conditions and with a valid MOT, and will receive in return an everlasting ticket on a tram system inaugurated last month.“The point is to take cars out of circulation for the environmental benefits this brings. So we are only accepting working cars not ones ready for scrap heap because that would not serve any purpose." Severiano Arias, director of the Murcia Transvia Society, was quoted as saying by thelgraph.co.uk
The cars gathered along the process will be displayed across the city, often in areas with traffic problems, in one artistic display the cars were stacked on top of each other.
Other “eco-friendly” initiatives have gathered a lot of interest, one of them being the Prime Minister's Jose Luis Rodrigues Zapatero who announced that 2,000 electric vehicles will be on the Spanish roads. This will be the goal for the next year, but in the meantime the government subsidies up to €6,000 euro on each that will be bought. But despite the considerable, aid less than 20 cars were sold during the first three months of the program.