Lies the co2-based car tax too low?

Lies the co2-based car tax too low?

In many EU countries a tax on fuel consumption. The procedure for consumption assessment is expected to negotiate in the 2009 billion in the billion in the vehicle tax. That’s the conclusion of a study on behalf of the grunen.

Accordingly, germany was escaped almost 1.2 billion euros in vehicle tax revenues in 2016 because tax rates were estimated for many cars based on false values for fuel consumption. This is apparent from an investigation published on saturday on behalf of the grunen group in the european parliament.

As a result, 2016 eleven EU states, the vehicle also taxed on the basis of consumption, had lost just under 11.3 billion euros. Between the years 2010 and 2016, tax terminals amounted to a total of 46 billion euros, including four billion euros in germany.

In the sense of consumer protection

The consumption data is calculated via the CO2 outset, which for each vehicle in the context of its type allocation procedure (the SOG. Homologation) is collected in a standardized driving cycle. The conditions in this test are the same for all vehicles so that the customer – according to consumer protection – can compare the consumption data of vehicle to vehicle and over all the manufacturers.

Although the manufacturers use all legal opportunities to reduce consumption. Because the test procedure does not prohibit the vehicles, for example, with fully charged battery to reduce the resistance through the alternator and thus the consumption. There are numerous other such loopholes, but they are known for all manufacturers and will also be exhausted from all up to the limits of the possible. In single traps, manipulations were uncovered beyond. Volkswagen for example, some values had to correctly correct.

Although the (legally possible) tricks remain the intended comparability of the consumption data, however, they remove from the consumption values in real strain operation. This discrepancy then leads to a less taxation of the legislature so not planned so-planned taxation and the tracks calculated by the study of the vehicle tax.

Since 1. September 2017 the WLTP applies obligatory for all new type-approvals, from september 2018 to all newly authorized cars. Up to euro 6b it was the NEFZ, from 6c WLTC and from 6D temp WLTC and rde. In this case, in the rde also tested under real strain conditions. The comparability of the values serves the new method less well, but the tax volume could rise.

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