null Plans to offer financial support for purchase of gas-fuelled trucks

Plans to offer financial support for purchase of gas-fuelled trucks

Press release 19.08.2020 13.45 fi sv en

(Photo: Mika Pakarinen Keksi / LVM)

The Ministry of Transport and Communications invites comments on the plans to offer financial support for the purchase of gas-fuelled trucks. It is proposed that support be granted for purchasing or leasing new trucks of over 16 tonnes. The invitation for comments concerns the terms for granting the support.

The aim of the support is to promote low-emission heavy goods vehicles and the use of gas in transport. The amount of the support would be graded according to the purchase price of the vehicle and allocated to vehicles using liquefied gas (LNG) or compressed gas (CNG). An LNG vehicle could be granted a purchase support of EUR 12,000 and a CNG vehicle EUR 5,000.

The responsible authority in granting and monitoring the support would by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom.

It is also proposed that the provisions on the scrapping incentive be repealed as unnecessary. Since 2018, no appropriations have been allocated for the scrapping incentive. The repeal is a technical amendment. Other forms of support will be assessed in connection with the road map for fossil-free transport, and a separate government proposal will be issued on those support forms.

What next?

The deadline for comments is 13 September 2020.Organisations and private individuals are invited to comment online at www.lausuntopalvelu.fi or by email to kirjaamo@lvm.fi.

Following the consultation round, the preparations of the matter will continue by Ministry officials.

Inquiries

Päivi Antikainen, Director of Unit, tel. + 358 50 382 7101

Eleonoora Eilittä, Ministerial Adviser, tel. +35850 309 9189

CORRECTION

The release has been corrected on August 20, 2020 at 9.10 am. The support would be granted for the purchase of trucks over 16 tonnes. Previously, the release incorrectly read 18 tonnes.