Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Taxes, Information and Education>Performance Label, Economic Instruments, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives
Policy Target:Transport>Vehicle type>Light-duty vehicles, Transport>Vehicle type>Passenger vehicles
Agency:Federal Ministry of Finance

Effective 1 July 2009, newly registered cars will be subject to a new motor vehicle tax system based both on engine cubic capacity as well as vehicle CO2 emissions. New vehicles registered between 5 November 2008 and 30 June 2009 are exempt from paying vehicle tax for one year, extending to two years if the vehicle meets Euro 5 or Euro 6 emission standards. The base tax amount is dependent on engine capacity: EUR 2 per 100cc for petrol and EUR 9.5 per 100cc for diesel engines. On top of this, vehicles that emit more than 120 gCO2/km will be taxed EUR 2 per gCO2/km. This threshold emission level will apply until 2011, after which it will be tightened to 110gCO2/km in 2012 and 2013, and to 95gCO2/km in 2014 and beyond. An online calculator available on the Federal Ministry of Finance website allows vehicle owners to rapidly calculate their vehicle tax. Starting in 2013, the vehicle tax paid on older cars will be adjusted to be in line with the new system.

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Transport

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