Italy promotes cleaner moped sales

The Italian government has announced incentives of €250 for buyers of cleaner mopeds. This year, individuals purchasing Euro II standard mopeds - designed to emit no more than 80mg per kilometre (mg/km) of fine particles (PM10) - will get €250 towards the cost. Italy has recently increased taxes on city bus fuels (EED 21/02/05) and held car free days to cut urban air pollution. Several Italian cities exceeded their annual PM10 concentration limits within weeks of an EU air quality directive coming into full force on 1 January. See press release.

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