Miguel Sebastian

By Josh

Only three brands have joined the Renove Plan of tires: Pirelli, GT Radial, and Nankang. Michelin, the biggest seller in Spain, remains outside. Workshops directly apply a discount of 80 euros per change of four wheels until the 4.8 million euros in aid. The Federation of Metal businessmen (FEDEME) speaks of minimum impact, complete failure and derisory aid the Ministry of industry has opened the period since this Friday to access the aid collected in the Renove Plan of tires, acceded to that only three brands: Pirelli, GT Radial, and Nankang, contributing five product ranges. As reported by this ministerial department, period of access to aid will be extended from tomorrow, June 10, until next December 15, or at the time that the 4.8 million euros with which has been endowed with this initiative are exhausted.

Requirements tyres that will benefit from the aid are those who meet the requirements of energy efficiency, noise emission and safety (wet grip) marked by the IDAE (Institute diversification and energy saving). Workshops to those who attend the users directly apply a discount of 80 euros by the change of the four wheels. Buyer will directly benefit from the discount on the purchase invoice. They may receive these supports only natural persons. Also, the vehicle must be property of the beneficiary, enrolled in Spain and current in the payment of road tax.

A maximum of 60,000 vehicles the Renove Plan of tires includes the renewal of up to a maximum of 240,000 tires, equivalent to 60,000 vehicles, the sector has considered very small, since the Spanish market’s revival of this component moves 18 million units annually. In this way, the Federation of Metal businessmen (Fedeme) has qualified the Renove Plan of tires as a complete failure to include derisory aid and has made it clear that the damage already It is made, taking into account the paralysis caused in sales following the announcement of the incentives. The Manager of Fedeme, Carlos Jacinto, explained that the sector will continue to have the same problems as until now and expected that this plan has a minimal impact, since it caused the cessation of sales of tires with the announcement and now even boasts the majority of manufacturers and ranges. I am not concerned about criticism, I love the Minister of industry, Miguel Sebastian, said criticism of the proposal relating to tyres not only not worried that she loves, since with them gets talk topic and come to the citizen. I like criticisms of tyres. And I like because it speaks of them, which is exactly what we wanted I speak, as bulbs one or two years ago. Therefore, criticisms not only don’t we are concerned about, but that we love, he said. For the Department of Miguel Sebastian, the implementation of this measure will generate energy savings estimated at 1.86 tonnes oil equivalent per year (ktep/year). Michelin, outside of the program the main manufacturer and seller of tires in Spain, Michelin, not acceded to this program on the grounds that there is no equal conditions and produces confusion among consumers, waiting for the adoption of the European labelling, that independently certify the efficiency of every tyre from November 2012. Source of the news: industry opened the period for access to aid of EUR 80 for the trade-in of tires

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