The time is right to harmonize CO2 taxes

Stein, Jason
October 2008
Automotive News Europe;10/13/2008, Vol. 13 Issue 21, p0010
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the harmonization of carbon dioxide taxes in Europe. In France, if drivers emit more than 160 grams per kilometer (g/km) of carbon, they must contribute €2,600 to the country's state vault. In Spain, it is 14.75 percent on the price of a new car that emits more than 200g/km. Agreeing on a common approach has been as elusive as trying to act with coordination and consistency on a European banking sector, the author says.


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