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SWEDEN
Green cars on the rise
Green theme takes root in Sweden’s car market, but not at any price

Published :Mon, 07 July 2014 08:59:36 GMT
 

Sweden Stockholm electric car

If there is one European trend that most of the industry’s crystal-ball gazers fully agree on it is the inexorable average reduction of vehicle CO
2 emissions. 

Aside from the progressively stiffening legislative need to reduce average CO
2 emission levels from cars, some countries like Sweden have put into place added incentives to further the course. 

Swedish Miljöbilar banner

One such scheme, operated with great effect under the Swedish Miljöbilar banner - simply meaning lower emitting greener cars - has found great resonance among Sweden’s high taxed motorists.

Expressed simply, buyers of such greener than average cars - whatever their fuel - are tempted by a five-year vehicle tax holiday. 

Until January last year, any new car with average
CO2 emission of 120g/km or less would qualify for the tax-saving ‘Green label’.

Since January last year that gave way to a new and more complex formula that also takes account of the car’s weight. 

Put simply, the heavier the car the higher the permitted
CO2 emissions...more 

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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:
SWEDEN new car sales by manufacturer and marque:  
MAY 2014 v MAY 2013
5-MONTHS
2014 v 5-MONTHS
2013

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