The Bucharest City Hall has published the rules for its program to stimulate the elimination of highly polluting vehicles from Bucharest traffic through eco-vouchers.

The municipality wants to offer a total of 5,000 vouchers with a value of EUR 2,000, which would be used to buy new EURO 6, non-diesel, hybrid or electric cars, as well as energy efficient household appliances, in exchange for a used car, according to a statement by the City Hall.

The rulebook for the programme has been published on the City Hall’s website, under the section titled “Eco-voucher in exchange for a used car”. This is where people can find the programme’s details as well as eligibility criteria for obtaining the vouchers.

The programme can be accessed both by individuals residing in Bucharest and aged over 18, who are sole owners of the used vehicles and have no outstanding payments to the local or state budget, as well as companies with headquarters in Bucharest who are sole owners of the used cars and have no outstanding payments to the local or state budgets and have not been convicted for environmental wrongdoing.

The app provided by the municipality will allow 6,000 participants to register for the vouchers. When this number is reached, the app will automatically stop registering participants and start verifying eligibility criteria, then chose the first 5,000 eligible applicants based on the order of registrations. The recipients’ list will be published on the City Hall’s website.

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