Country:Israel
Year:2016 (Dec)
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2016 (Dec)
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Transport
Climate Change Policy Targets:Transport, Passenger, Road
Agency:The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP)
URL:http://www.sviva.gov.il/English/ResourcesandServices/NewsAndEvents/NewsAndMessageDover/Pages/2016/12-December/Program-to-Encourage-Purchase-of-Hybrid-Taxis-Laun
Funding:NIS 30 million
Renewable Energy Description:

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) allocated NIS 30 million to to subsidize the purchase of hybrid taxis. There are some 22,000 taxis in Israel, almost all with diesel engines; These are characterized by particularly high air pollution, as they tend to run in urban population centers throughout most of the day. This leaves the people in these centers exposed to vehicular pollution, and puts their health at risk. The program is part of the government's "clean car revolution" - an effort to reduce air pollution near population centers.

Climate Change Description:

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) allocated NIS 30 million to to subsidize the purchase of hybrid taxis. There are some 22,000 taxis in Israel, almost all with diesel engines; These are characterized by particularly high air pollution, as they tend to run in urban population centers throughout most of the day. This leaves the people in these centers exposed to vehicular pollution, and puts their health at risk. The program is part of the government's "clean car revolution" - an effort to reduce air pollution near population centers.

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