Country:France
Year:1999
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Procurement rules, Voluntary Approaches, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Tax relief, Information and Education>Information provision
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Transport, Fuel
Energy Efficiency Description:The Law on Air and Rational Energy Use of 30 December 1996 introduced a number of measures aimed at fostering the development of electric vehicles and other alternative vehicles powered by liquefied petroleum gas or natural gas. The main measures are the exemption or reduction in the tax on company vehicles for electric vehicles or other alternative vehicles as well as the requirement that the various public managers of vehicular fleets procure a minimum of 20% of such vehicles when renewing fleets. French government and industry leaders pledged to promote the use of natural gas in personal and public transport vehicles as a clean-fuel alternative to other petroleum products. The new, wide-range co-operation agreement aims to dramatically increase the use of natural gas for vehicles (NGV) by 2005, focusing particularly on public transport and government owned utility vehicles. It is expected to provide an immediate boost to NGV use - at least 1000 NGV powered buses are expected to be on the roads by the end of 2001. In the 2002 budget, the purchase of a clean vehicle (LPG, NGV, electric and hybrid) will benefit from a tax reduction of € 1 525 per vehicle, +50% if an old vehicle is retired.
Climate Change Description:French government and industry leaders pledged to promote the use of natural gas in personal and public transport vehicles as a clean-fuel alternative to other petroleum products. The new, wide-range co-operation agreement aims to dramatically increase the use of natural gas for vehicles (NGV) by 2005, focusing particularly on public transport and government owned utility vehicles. It is expected to provide an immediate boost to NGV use - at least 1000 NGV powered buses are expected to be on the roads by the end of 2001.

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