"It is important to stimulate sales of the domestic automotive vehicles using natural gas". It was said by the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov at a meeting on increase in use of natural gas as motor fuel, the Russian AOI agency reports.
"Within the appropriate program we compensate to producers now about 30% of a discount which they provide to buyers of natural gas vehicles. Since this year, subsidies are allocated not only for buses, the municipal equipment, a load carrying transport, but also for the cars using natural gas. In total with use of this measure of the state support in the last four years over 7 thousand units of natural gas vehicles were realized. In many respects thanks to it only last year the park of the buses using gas in the country increased more than by 20%", - Denis Manturov told.
The Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation emphasized that for large-scale transfer of auto fleet on natural gas it is necessary to develop in parallel gas-filling infrastructure of the country.
According to D. Manturov, the high potential of use of natural gas in a fuel quality is also on the rail, sea, river and air transportation. The Ministry of Energy prepares the separate subprogramme which approval will allow to realize integrated system approach to the solution of this task.