Support for local manufacturers of gas-fuelled vehicles from the Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce

Support for local manufacturers of gas-fuelled vehicles from the Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce

Autostat – Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce is planning to increase the government support for local bus and truck producers, manufacturing gas-fuelled vehicles to be used in municipal services. Minister: Denis Manturov has stated that a bylaw project, making the purchase of vehicles manufactured within the Eurasian Economic Union compulsory in public acquisitions, has been brought to the government’s agenda. Subsidies for local bodies are also proposed within the scope of the project.

The aforementioned bylaw project also includes the proposal to scrap the 7+ years old vehicles, transporting children and hazardous cargo. The transportation of children with vehicles over 10 years old has been banned since 22 June 2014, within the frame of a previously passed law.

With the new bylaw, the federal and local bodies are planning to purchase 3200 new vehicles, 1300 being buses.