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 CO2 emissions.
Aside from the progressively stiffening legislative need to reduce average CO2 emission levels from cars, some
countries like Sweden have put into place added incentives to further the course.
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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
Put simply, the heavier the car the higher the permitted CO2
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