Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2001
Date Ended:2001
Policy Type:Policy Support>Institutional creation, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Funds to sub-national governments, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:Transport>Transport systems>Modal shift, Transport>Vehicle type>Passenger vehicles
Agency:Ministry of Environment and Protection of Territory
Legal References:Decree of Environment Ministry of 20 December 2000
Funding:50% of total amount of every project by the Ministry of the Environment

The government created incentives to encourage the sharing of private means of transport among several users, co-ordinated by local mobility managers for the creation of car crews. First tested in the northern Italian cities of Turin and Venice, the programme provides energy efficient cars to drivers at subsidised rates as a way to reduce the rate of car ownership and the use of high polluting vehicles. Ministry officials estimate that 100,000 motorists could take part in the new schemes by 2005, reducing CO2 emissions by 20,000 tonnes and the number of cars on Italys roads by 50-100,000 vehicles over the period 2002-2005. The ministry allocated euros 9.5m to help fund car-sharing initiatives, which are to be operated by local transport authorities.

This record supersedes:Experimental Car Sharing

Last modified: Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:33:40 CET