Private buyers would be entitled to subsidies of up to 7,000 euros per car, while authorities in small towns and companies buying fleets to use as taxis could get more. Buyers of electric vans would get up to 9,000. The bonus scheme will start from Saturday, the ministry said.
The incentives follow announcements earlier this year of government plans to promote the domestic production of battery-powered cars as well as car batteries.
($1 = 0.8420 euros)
(Reporting by Inti Landauro; Editing by Andrei Khalip)