Subsidies for the refurbishment of cars, public transport and municipal equipment will be provided to citizens and small and medium-sized businesses. At the same time, Gazprom will cover another third of the expenses.
An auto expert Igor Morzharetto explained to the Global Energy Associaton,that conversion to gas from gasoline for a standard car costs 85 thousand rubles, while for an off-road or commercial car – up to 150 thousand rubles.Thus, if the government and Gazprom subsidize 90% of the cost of re-equipment, the car owner will pay from 8 to 15 thousand rubles
At the same time citizens will be able to save money on fuel: 1 cubic meter of gas costs 15-16 rubles, which is three times cheaper than gasoline.”Of course, first of all, this offer will be interesting for business, as well as for car owners who travel a lot in their car,” Morgaretto said.
The Ministry of Energy suggested that the subsidies should be increased, explaining the initiative by the unfavorable economic situation. According to the Ministry, due to the low income of citizens, the transition to the use of NGV fuel is an effective way to reduce fuel costs and may become popular among small and medium businesses and self-employed citizens.
According to experts, the subsidies will allow to transfer to gas up to 15 thousand cars by the end of the year.
The Global Energy columnist Alena Zhuravleva