Road tax for gas guzzlers increases | Auto

climate protection for the sake of to be from 2021 for new cars with high fuel consumption, higher Vehicle taxes due. Many are likely to notice very little. The

Road tax for gas guzzlers increases | Auto

climate protection for the sake of to be from 2021 for new cars with high fuel consumption, higher Vehicle taxes due. Many are likely to notice very little. The industry, the template of the Federal government, so in order - environmentalists want more.

Berlin (Reuters) - For new cars with high fuel consumption, the Car tax rises from 2021. The Federal Cabinet has made, now in Berlin, a change in the law for more climate protection on the way to bring citizens to buy more fuel-efficient Cars.

Already registered cars are not affected. For a typical small family car and will change according to the plans of Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) is not much, in the case of large and heavy SUV, the looks different. The automotive industry sees this as a "fair compromise". However, environmentalists believe that little will change.

The planned by the Federal government, stricter climate component accesses from 96 grams of CO2 emissions per Kilometer. Compared to today, it increases is projected to increase from 116 grams per km, and then gradually. More expensive the tax is in order, especially for newly-registered SUV or sports car.

Now the Bundestag is on the train - in the process Changes are likely to occur. "In the parliamentary procedure, we will examine whether it is necessary to readjust one or the other point, once again," said SPD parliamentary group Deputy Sören Bartol. All Involved had a great interest in the new regulation on implementing them rapidly. "Possible reluctance to invest due to a lack of planning security, we want to avoid in any case." The CSU land group chief Alexander Dobrindt said that they wanted to put "a strong incentive for environment-friendly mobility".

environmentalists have criticized the draft law of the Federal government. "With a view of space consumption and CO2 emissions of the large SUV and sedans, the Vehicle tax, even after the planned increase is still too low," said FEDERAL traffic expert Jens Hilgenberg of the dpa. The tax should not only be spread out more, but also to the real-world CO2 emissions to align instead of the "official, but often unrealistic information" for consumption. The purchase of fuel chutes had to be more expensive. Similar to Green party leader, Anton Hofreiter, the voice of a "mini-reform" and the coalition countries accused sees it.

The German Association of the automotive industry welcomed the Cabinet decision. It was a "fair compromise that has required all Involved in concessions and the steering effect of the Vehicle tax increase," said the Association. In perspective, it could be useful to replace the "outdated" engine displacement-component of the tax by the consideration of pollutant emissions, such as from nitrogen oxides and soot particles, the VDA on. "So there is an incentive for the purchase of new vehicles would be about the pure CO2 analysis, also with low pollutant values."

The FDP criticized, however, the plans of the black-red coalition sharply: "A Car-tax increase in the midst of the economic crisis is mind-boggling and counterproductive", said the politician Oliver Luksic of the dpa. The coalition is exacerbating the problems of the automotive industry. "For Employees as it is for the car owner this is another low blow at an inopportune time."

Updated Date: 15 June 2020, 09:35

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