Extension of the government support to road passenger transport operators

Last updated: 5 December 2022

As part of its March 2022 package entitled "New measures to offset rising energy prices", and in response to the global energy crisis, the Portuguese government raised the fuel subsidies available to road transport operators from EUR 0.10/litre to EUR 0.30/litre (with a maximum of 380 litres/month for taxis and 2100 litres/month for buses). In addition, the support scheme was extended to natural gas buses with EUR 0.30/litre (maximum of 2100 litres/ month).

The support covers vehicles licensed by the Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes (IMT) for public road transport of passengers: licensed taxis, heavy passenger vehicles of categories M2 and M3 or equivalent. Subsidy provided by the Environmental Fund, which is administered by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Action. 

The scheme extension is enacted from April 2022 to end June 2022.

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