aA
Lithuanian residents will be able to ask for 1,000 euros in compensation when changing their old car for a less polluting.
Residents to be offered EUR 1,000 for less polluting cars
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

The relevant order has been sign by Environment Minister Kestutis Mazeika, his spokesman Justas Jaskonis told BNS Lithuania.

Only natural persons who have used a more polluting car for at least 12 past months will be eligible for such compensation. Their new cars' CO2 emission should not exceed 130 grams per kilometer, they will have to be first-registered in the EU after Jan 1, 2013 and powered by petrol, gas, ethanol or electricity.

30 million euros are planned for such payments by 2021, based on the National Air Pollution plan endorsed by the Lithuanian government in April.

The Environment Ministry has also proposed introducing a car pollution tax as of next year, directly linking it to the amount of emitted CO2. The tax would range from several dozen to 1,400 euros. Diesel cars would be taxed considerably more than petrol ones.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Reconstruction of Palanga Airport: main works to begin in September

The European Commission (EC) has approved a public support measure for Palanga Airport in Lithuania...

LiTak-Tak plans to bring EUR 140 mln arbitration claim against Lithuania

The Ukrainian owners of Lithuania's air defense systems developer and producer LiTak-Tak has submitted...

At-risk-of-poverty rate falls during pandemic

The at-risk-of-poverty rate in Lithuania decreased during the pandemic, but not in all population...

Mandatory COVID-19 testing for certain professions comes into force (2)

Mandatory testing for COVID-19 is coming into force in Lithuania on Monday as the country battles to...

Economy minister to visit Kazakhstan in early September

Economy and Innovation Minister Ausrine Armonaite is planning to travel to Kazakhstan in early...

Top news

Border guards allowed to use mental and physical force against migrants (2)

A document signed by Lithuanian Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite on Monday evening authorized border...

Tens of irregular migrants detained and turned back at border overnight

Lithuanian border officials last night detained tens of irregular migrants at the border and turned...

394 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 394 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already...

Migrants crisis: unrest starts at Rudninku training ground (1)

After the heavy rain on Monday night, illegal migrants that are placed at Rudninkų training ground...

Reconstruction of Palanga Airport: main works to begin in September

The European Commission (EC) has approved a public support measure for Palanga Airport in Lithuania...