The old Mercedes 240 Taxis, which dates back to the 1980s, may soon be replaced by the new Dacia Lodgy, a car that is manufactured in Morocco.
According to Ran When Parked, the government is ready to offer a sum of 50,000 dirhams as a scrapping amount in order to encourage drivers to abandon their old cars and acquire the Dacia Lodgy Minivan.
Moreover, Group Renault is ready to offer a discount of 10,000 dirhams to help with this procedure.
There have been previous attempts to encourage taxi owners to change their vehicles; however, they haven’t known much success.
Changing the grand taxi fleet in the country could tremendously improve the air quality of major Moroccan cities, especially Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city.
The Moroccan Times.