France and Germany
are already giving money to their citizens if they scrap an old clanker to buy a new, fuel-efficient car. It's time now for Italy to do the same. The government, led by Silvio Berlusconi, has decided to offer a €1,500 tax cut for those who purchase a new car
and scrap one which is at least 10 years old. The official reason is, of course, to protect the environment, since any car older than 10 years is likely to be more polluting than a modern one. Of course, this might also boost the country's car industry at the same time. I mean, car production in Italy is at the same level today as it was in 1961.
[Source: Le Blog Auto