As a result of the agreements that gave rise to the Project, an economic incentive was made available to the PTOs for the incorporation of electric buses, financed entirely with MOVÉS funds, donated by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The objective of this international cooperation agreement, in which Montevideo´s PTOs participated, was to establish the necessary foundations to accelerate the reduction of emissions.
This initiative was expanded in its original scope beyond the country’s capital, through a new call aimed exclusively at PTOs outside Montevideo.
The instrument is aligned with the Energy Policy approved by the Council of Ministers in 2008 and the National Policy on Climate Change, approved by Decree 310/017 of November 15th, 2017, and therefore with the objectives and requirements set out in the Subsidy for the purchase of electric buses promoted by MEF, MIEM, MTOP and MVOTMA (today MVOT and MA). This subsidy was created by art. 349 of Law 19.670, of October 15th, 2018, and regulated by Decree No. 165/019, of June 17th, 2019.