The French finance minister said Bruno Lemerre Said on Sunday that France wants to boost car manufacturers from government subsidies aimed at encouraging citizens to give up the cars Old and get eco-friendly cars.
"Tomorrow, we will ask car manufacturers to participate in a government program for the transformation of environmentally friendly vehicles," Lemerre told Le Parisien newspaper. "It will be more efficient and will include more French citizens," without giving further details. Details about the program.
The government is currently offering 2,500 euros ($ 2,850) per citizen to encourage the purchase of new electric cars or a low-emission vehicle.
The finance minister said some 250,000 people were currently benefiting from incentives this year.
The government, which raises taxes on diesel and gasoline cars as part of its plan to combat carbon emissions and pollution, has been criticized by opposition parties and drivers for hurting the purchasing power of citizens.