2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
The EU plans to change the test cycle of a vehicle. As a result, a higher CO2 reading would also increase the vehicle tax.
To promote environmentally friendly vehicles, the EU Commission is planning to change the test cycle with which a vehicle's CO2 emissions are determined. In this way, the emission figures would be more realistic than before.
Change until 2013
The test cycle should be changed by 2013 at the latest, as "Auto Bild" reports. In some cases, this will increase the CO2 emissions of a vehicle on paper, which depends on the amount of the CO2-bound vehicle tax. But the current big difference between stated and actual consumption would finally be resolved.
The change would result in an increase in the tax for motorists. The ADAC has already spoken out against this and has called for the rates to be adjusted. Automobile manufacturers are also likely to find the new regulation disruptive, since a manufacturer-fleet limit of 130 grams of CO2 per kilometer is being targeted as the target by 2015. That should be difficult to achieve with a new test cycle. (mid)