Grant support for hybrid taxis purchase

Source: JOIN IEA/IRENA Policy and Measures Database
Last updated: 25 August 2017

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) allocated NIS 30 million to to subsidize the purchase of hybrid taxis. There are some 22,000 taxis in Israel, almost all with diesel engines; These are characterized by particularly high air pollution, as they tend to run in urban population centers throughout most of the day. This leaves the people in these centers exposed to vehicular pollution, and puts their health at risk. The program is part of the government's "clean car revolution" - an effort to reduce air pollution near population centers.

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