According to the agency, the number of such cars in the country exceeds 3 million and every day they cause "irreparable damage" to the environment and the health of citizens.
“The proposed measure will increase the attractiveness of new and more environmentally friendly vehicles,” Izvestia quoted the press service as saying.
They noted that this, in turn, will have a positive impact on the environment.
Earlier, the Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed from 2021 to increase the base rate of the transport tax on Euro-3 cars and lower. The initiative applies only to commercial vehicles.
The vice-president of the Russian Federation of Car Owners of Russia Dmitry Klevtsov, in an interview with RT, called this proposal a de facto introduction of an environmental tax.