Car Importers Association calls on government to support eco-friendly car sales

The Czech Car Importers Association has called on the government to support electric and hybrid car sales by CZK 200,000 for each purchase and plug-in hybrids with emissions not exceeding 50 grams of CO2 by CZK 100,000, the Czech News Agency reported on Wednesday. Furthermore, the association wants non-monetary benefits reflected in the tax base for both company and private vehicle users to be reduced from 1 percent to 0.5 percent per month.

According to the association’s secretary, Josef Pokorný, the Czech Republic has, on average, some of the oldest cars in Europe, which reflects negatively on both safety and the level of carbon emissions.

The proposal has been sent to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, as well as to the various relevant ministries that will play a role in making a decision.

Author: Tom McEnchroe