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Around 18,300 cars scrapped in first 3 days of second round

The pace of scrapping old cars to purchase a new one with a bonus from the government significantly slowed down on the third day of the second round of the scheme, the TASR newswire learned on April 8.

The pace of scrapping old cars to purchase a new one with a bonus from the government significantly slowed down on the third day of the second round of the scheme, the TASR newswire learned on April 8.

The number of cars accepted for scrap on Wednesday, April 8, reached 2,000 vehicles, much lower than on Monday and Tuesday. But according to the Car Industry Association (ZAP), roughly 18,300 vehicles have been taken to authorised processors so far. The government budget earmarked for the scrapping bonus will cover about 22,100 vehicles.

The Economy Ministry is not surprised at the considerable interest in the programme.

“After the experience from the first round - when the interest was enormous as well - we were assuming it would be high in second round as well,” Ministry's spokesman Branislav Zvara told TASR on April 6, refusing to speculate on possible continuation of the program after this round of subsidies is used up. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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