A Spanish scheme designed to facilitate investment in the production of environmentally friendly cars and vehicle components was approved by the European Commission (Commission) on 30 March 2009. The approval was granted under the Commission’s temporary framework for supporting businesses during the financial crisis (Case N140/2009). Under the scheme, subsidised loans may be granted (with a reduction of up to 50% for small and medium-sized enterprises and 25% for large enterprises) until 31 December 2009.