EC: approval Italian State aid for clean lorry fleet
Brussels, Belgium – The Commission has approved 2007-10-10 investment aid to the Italian company ‘Fercam’ to help it replace parts of its lorry fleet with new clean vehicles.
Tractors of lorries over 3.5 tons will be replaced with new models that comply with the strict ‘Euro V’ environmental standards, which will start to apply in 2008/2009. The aid will amount to a maximum of 30% of the extra costs incurred for the purchase of a ‘Euro V’ compatible tractor as compared to a traditional one. Even though Fercam is the only beneficiary of the present measure other companies established in the Italian province of Alto Adige may also apply for such aid. The allowable budget is € 6225 per lorry. Italy foresaw a total budget of €184 800.
 EC Directive n° 2005/55