Gas guzzlers will be more expensive due to new Vehicle tax – who pays how much for it

The Federal government wants to motivate the Germans to buy more climate-friendly cars. The motor vehicle tax for big gas guzzlers will rise.

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Ironically, in the Corona-crisis, a tax increase should be decided – however, the call will feel most of the citizens barely worth it.

The Problem: The Federal government wants to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions from the transport sector by at least 40 per cent – but the citizens are buying more and more large All-terrain vehicles and SUVs that much CO2 launch. The new tax should be an incentive, the next time buying a new car, “without the prohibitions and criminal tax” to select a greener car, writes the Ministry of Finance in its draft legislation. An Overview of the plans and what will happen to car drivers is still:

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The new calculation model

The aim of the new calculation of thickness control for the thickness of cars is, in principle:. A tougher climate component a flows in addition to the engine based on the fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions of the car. It rises in six steps from two to four euros per gram of carbon dioxide per Kilometer.

Specifically, this means: Up to 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre, the climatic impact is on the tax at zero. From 96 to 115 grams of also – two euros per gram, and miles of fall – like so far.

From a CO2 emissions of 116 grams per Kilometer, the climate component increases in comparison with the previous tax rate: first of all, to 2.20 euros, then 2.50 euros, of 2.90 and 3.40 euros up to a top set of four Euro-for cars with CO2 emissions of 195 grams per kilometre. “The tax will change in comparison to the usual height,” predicts the Ministry of Finance for these cars.

Who now what are the changes

Most of the motorists will not feel the Change in the purse because it applies only to new registrations. And also here not to long ago to pay all the more money. Electric cars are exempt for ten years from the motor Vehicle tax. Anyone who buys a different, very climate-friendly car, it doesn’t pay as well.

Premiums in comparison to the previous control, it is only from a CO2 emissions of 116 grams per Kilometer. However, this means that The average new car is the tax more expensive.

Who pays how much for it

According to the Ministry of the 2019 first-registered cars in the intersection had a CO2 test value of 157 grams per kilometre. This average car is with the new tax in the year 15,80 euros more expensive. Although ranging from a few cents up to more than 100 Euro. Thus, changes in a Opel Corsa with CO2 emissions of 95 grams, a typical Small carnothing. A family car like the VW Passat with 120 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre for a Euro would be more expensive.

Greater the difference with the more popular SUVs in its Segment in the past year, more than one out of every five new cars fell. For a VW T-ROC with 151 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre 11,50 Euro fell more for an Audi Q8 with CO2 emissions of 182 grams per kilometre, you would have to almost 42 Euro more to pay. In the case of a Sports car as the Porsche 911 with 215 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre, it would be 100 Euro more in a year, in a Ferrari, 812 340 grams of carbon dioxide per Kilometer, even a whopping 350 euros.

For commuters, increases

Workers with longer driving due to be relieved because of the rising fuel prices. Starting in 2021, rising Commuter from the 21. Distance in kilometers from 30 to 35 cents, from 2024 to further to 38 cents per kilometre. This amount you may deduct per day of the taxable income, it counts for easy removal. Who earns so little that he pays no taxes, to benefit from a mobility allowance.

Buying a car is also supported, but only with E-drive

Until at least the end of 2025, citizens can a, the Electric car buy, from an environmental bonus benefit. At a list price of up to 40,000 euros to 6,000 euros for pure E-cars and up to 4,500 euros for Hybrid, electric or Fuel. For more expensive cars – up to 65,000 euros – there is a 5,000 Euro Bonus for pure E-Cars and 3.750 for a Hybrid.

The Bonus to the manufacturer to pay half, the other half comes from tax money. By the end of 2021, the state doubled its share as part of the economic stimulus package. Anyone who buys now is a pure E-car, then can save of up to 9,000 Euro.


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