The tax plans for the coming years are now known. It is clear that driving becomes more expensive. Especially because the benefits for fuel-efficient vehicles and plug-in hybrids will gradually disappear.
Two taxable amount rates
Eventually, there will be two taxable amount rates: 4% for fully electric vehicles and 22% for all other vehicles. The benefit of plug-in hybrids and efficient petrol and diesel vehicles will gradually disappear. The standard rate will eventually also apply to these vehicles.
Also more uniformity in road tax
In 2017, road tax for all passenger cars will decrease by 2%. But the rates for efficient vehicles and plug-in hybrids will increase in the coming years. Fully electric vehicles will remain exempt from road tax in the years ahead. For owners of old diesel vehicles without particle filter, road tax increases; they need to pay a surcharge as of 2019.
Reduction of purchase tax (bpm)
Vehicles are increasingly clean and efficient. Therefore, the purchase tax will be reduced gradually until 2020. There will be tables for regular vehicles and plug-in hybrids: the rate will depend on CO2 emissions. Fully electric vehicles will remain their bpm exemption.
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