EU tax plans: Diesel could be almost 30 cents more expensive

EU tax plans

Diesel could be almost 30 cents more expensive

EU tax plans: Diesel could be almost 30 cents more expensive-cents
dpa Apparently the EU plans to drastically increase the price for diesel

Diesel cars are popular: the consumption is low, the fuel is cheap. At least. The EU Commission plans to make Diesel significantly more expensive in the future by designing the taxation "fairer" and tilting the so-called diesel privilege.

German drivers may have to adjust to a significantly higher diesel price. The reason for this are plans of the EU Commission to compensate for the minimum tax rate for diesel fuel on the other fuels. A commission spokesman in Brussels confirmed a corresponding report by the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" on Friday.
The aim of the proposal, which the responsible commissioner Algirdas Semeta wants to present in Brussels next week, is to tax all fuels on the same basis in the future. Instead of determining different sentences for each fiction and to raise them on the basis of the crowd, "a tax rule should apply to everyone in the future," said the spokesman. The decisive factor should then be both energy content and emissions.

In future 75 cents tax on diesel?

This may have consequences for the German diesel users: Since a liter of diesel is much more energy-contained than a liter of petrol, the diesel fuel could be significantly more expensive. Accordingly, the minimum tax rate for diesel would have to be 17 percent above that for gasoline, the newspaper writes, citing calculations by the EU and the auto industry. Diesel is currently taxed in Germany with 47 cents per liter, gasoline with 64 cents. If Germany does not lower the petrol sentence, the price for diesel would have to increase by around 28 cents to almost 75 cents. Basically, the German tax rates are all higher than those aimed at by the Commission, the spokesman emphasized.
It is a long time before the new EU laws could be felt for consumers. The Commission strives for the directive to be effective as early as 2013. But whether this happens is still in the stars. The opinion of many member countries about the advance is obviously still unclear. And tax issues must be decided unanimously in the EU.

If so, then only effective from 2020

And even if the directive is essentially effective, the Commission has planned long transition periods. Finally, the industry should give industry the opportunity to adjust to the new regulation, the spokesman emphasized. According to the “FAZ”, the regulation for petrol and diesel should not grab until 2020. "However, what would change is the national tax structure," said the Commission.
Criticism came from the Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). He accused the Commission in the newspaper to endanger technological progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in diesel technology. Big steps have been taken here in the past. According to the VDA, 45.6 percent of all new registrations diesel vehicles were in the first quarter. With the German manufacturers, the proportion was even higher at 51.1 percent. Diesel new cars are usually more expensive than petrol engines. Because of its efficiency and the lesser costs for diesel in Germany, the higher purchase price is worthwhile in the long run.
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11 thoughts on “EU tax plans: Diesel could be almost 30 cents more expensive”

  1. What is still clean today
    Somebody writes, diesel is the dirtiest fuel. In the new modern engines … If the exhaust gas is cleaned in the form that the exhaust gases are as clean as with a petrol engine. It has been proven that the self -igniters are more efficient and therefore more environmentally friendly than any other drive type. Electric cars are highly praised at the moment. What will the electricity cost us once???

  2. Very good solution
    I find a very good solution. Since the tax rates for fuel in the EU are highest in Germany, the tax would have to be corrected downwards and the diesel price should not increase but logically decrease. However, it would make sense to increase the vehicle tax for the diesel drivers in order to restore the balance.

  3. Increase just cheeky
    Already today a diesel driver pays about twice the vehicle tax compared to a comparable petrol engine. If the diesel price is raised, the vehicle tax then halves?

  4. You’re right there …
    That you want to tax all fuels with a uniform tax rate and there is the diesel of the dirtiest of all types of fuel and should be loaded higher tax.

  5. Diesel light heating oil
    And this not only increases the costs for cars, trucks, bus journeys & agricultural use machines but also for heating oil and food. Why should that be useful and in the interest of Germany. Today’s government still says no. How would that be with one "Greens" Government look? I only say fuel price 5,- DM (approx. 2.50 liters)

  6. In contrast
    In contrast to these euro rates, my employees and I have to earn our money angry. Unfortunately, driving in sales is part of it. You actually want to ruin the whole economy from Brussels? Slowly I have this feeling.

  7. Would we be Germans…
    … Like the Swiss, we would have a sovereign state today and would not have to do this incredible mischief that is operated in Brussels. In Switzerland, the economy and world trade are also going very well, and without an EU and without the euro. At least they stay loyal and I think that’s a good thing!

  8. Desire EU
    In the next European elections, the party will receive my voice, both the EU and the euro and thus also the subsidization of the Siestagenstel (Portugal, …, Greece) wants to abolish, the proposal comes from a Lithuanian, you can’t return Lithuania to Russia

  9. EU as "Money -loving monster"?
    Maut, access restrictions in cities, tax increases, environmental zones, electric vehicles instead of combustion engines – the new "Weissbuch Transport 2050" Is a horror catalog for the restriction of personal freedom and individual mobility in Europe. That "small" Europe alone cannot save the world…


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