The RABLA PLUS program aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in transport, by promoting energy-efficient road transport vehicles
BENEFICIARIES: the natural person, the legal person, of public or private law, the legal entity without legal personality or the professional organization that is organized and carries on its activity in one of the forms of exercise of the liberal profession, which purchased the new vehicle for the benefit of the eco-label; the economic operator represents any entity involved in an economic activity, regardless of its legal status and the way it is financed, including individuals who independently carry out economic activities, family associations, partnerships or associations that carry out economic activities, in accordance with the provisions of Law no. 346/2004 on stimulating the establishment and development of small and medium-sized enterprises, with subsequent modifications and completions, as well as any entity defined in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) no. 1.407 / 2013 of the Commission of 18 December 2013 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union to the Minimis aid.
ELIGIBLE EXPENDITURE: Purchase of new pure electric vehicles or new hybrid electric vehicles.
MAXIMUM AMOUNT PER PROJECT: The eco-label is in the amount of:
a.45,000 lei (9.415 EUR) for the purchase of a new pure electric vehicle;
b.20,000 lei (4.185 EUR) for the purchase of a new hybrid electric vehicle with an external power source, which generates CO2 emissions less than 50 g / km.
1 Eur=4,83 LEI (15.05.2020)

Resources needed

During 2016 – 2019 it was spent 215,3 Mil lei (approx 45,8 million Euro).
In 2019 the total allocated budget for the Rabla Plus was approximately 96,55 million RON (approx.20,20 mil.Euro).
The total allocated budget for the 2020 year is approximately 140,00 million RON ( approx 29,30 mil. Euro).

Evidence of success

In period 2017 – 2019: 2.888 EV have been bought by the program, of which 2.449 BEV and 439 PHEV. Only in 2019, there were financed 1.538 EV representing 84% of the total EV registered (1.833 units)

Potential for learning or transfer

In 2020, the largest budget is available since the program was approved: almost 45% higher than in 2019. The budget was increased because a big goal was set for 2020: to put on Romania roads about 3,000 clean cars, which means the same number of vehicles purchased through Rabla Plus in all four years since this program is running.
This year Rabla Plus program keeps for the fifth consecutive year the highest premium for the purchase of full electric cars in Europe: about 10,000 euros.
This year also came with a premiere: financing the purchase of full electric motorcycles. There are calculations that show that if 10% of drivers would replace their car with a full electric motorcycle, the traffic pollution would decrease substantially and the parking time in traffic would be reduced by up to 40%. Last but not least, it is important to talk about another novelty: the financing guide imposed the condition that those who buy such a car cannot alienate it for at least a year.

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Main institution
Nord-Vest, Romania (România)
Start Date
June 2016
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