France will significantly increase the tax on non ecologic cars

France will significantly increase the tax on non ecologic cars

December 25, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The relevant law was adopted by the French Parliament. If earlier the owners of such cars had to pay 12,500 euros, now this amount has increased by several thousand more.

In France, the law was approved, raising the tax on non-environmentally friendly cars from 12,500 to 20,000 euros per year. This amount will have to be paid for vehicles emitting more than 212 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. Powerful crossovers and sports cars fall under this definition. The new tax will begin to operate in 2020, along with the tightening of environmental standards in EU countries. So, an increased tax will have to pay for the new 390-horsepower Mercedes-AMG GLC 43, which emits 234 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.

 The 575-horsepower Jaguar F-Type R has this figure even higher – 269 grams, and the Bugatti Chiron with 1,500 hp. produces 516 grams.

 The French Ministry of Finance has already calculated that the increased “emission tax” for the year will additionally bring 50 million euros. This figure leads Bloomberg. This money will go towards the development of environmentally friendly transport. In addition, the country intends to change the amount of benefits for the purchase of electric vehicles and hydrogen cars. In turn, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Mayor called on car manufacturers to warn buyers about the harmful effects of crossovers on the environmental situation.