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Subject: CO2 tax
Category: Science > Technology
Asked by: small_beutiful-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 26 Jun 2006 11:45 PDT
Expires: 11 Jul 2006 09:04 PDT
Question ID: 741173
CO2 tax for cars.. what is it about? How much is it? How does it apply to UK cars?

Clarification of Question by small_beutiful-ga on 26 Jun 2006 14:43 PDT
Just to clarify the question, the questions is about CO2 tax for car fuels 

It's usually measured in USD/GJ

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 26 Jun 2006 15:25 PDT
Hi Small_beutiful!

I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for.

Table 7.2 page 173


Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 26 Jun 2006 15:28 PDT
Or is this more on target?
Taxes and Charges
Road tax You now pay more road tax the more CO2 your car pumps outs.
So it pays to get a small, economical car.

Even though they have lower CO2 emissions than petrol cars, diesels
are more expensive to tax, because they emit more toxic fumes.

Company car tax Company car tax is also now based on the amount of CO2
your car emits. The less CO2 your car emits, the less tax you pay.

Again, you pay more for a diesel because of its toxic emissions.
However, diesel cars that meet the Euro IV standard don't have to pay
the extra company car tax.

CO2 Emission Car Tax Bands The 2006 budget introduced a moderate rise
in the car tax band for the most polluting cars, while 'green'
vehicles no longer have to pay any tax at all. 22nd March 2006

See pricing tables here:

Car Tax Guides

For Older Cars

Company car tax calculator
Company car tax is now based on the CO2 emissions level of your car,
and whether the engine is petrol, diesel or Euro compliant diesel.

New company car tax explained

Clarification of Question by small_beutiful-ga on 26 Jun 2006 16:28 PDT
Thanks for responding Bobbie,

I still don't get it. Is this tax currently being enforced in the UK?
what about the rest of the world? What exactly is the tax for a GJ of

The following reference gives a figure for the sweedish co2 tax in
page 74; but I don't know what is it for? How could it corresponds to
23% of the total mileage cost of the car (page 77)

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 26 Jun 2006 17:09 PDT
The following articles may help to understand the CO2 tax.

Carbon Tax Provides Fairest Incentive For Curbing Global Warming

The National Energy Modeling System: An Overview 2003
Carbon Dioxide and Methane Emissions

Carbon Dioxide Taxes in Sweden 
The Policy in Brief

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 26 Jun 2006 17:21 PDT
Some countries already have a carbon dioxide tax; Denmark's carbon tax
is $25 per ton, the UK introduced one in 2001.

European perspectives on a new fiscal framework for transport

Clarification of Question by small_beutiful-ga on 27 Jun 2006 03:05 PDT
Thanks Bobbie

The concept is clear now. Can you please provide some figures in
(USD/GJ) like the one I provided.. maybe averaged for a global CO2 tax
or specific to the UK.

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 27 Jun 2006 17:24 PDT
Hi Small_beutiful,

Please check out page 44 in this publication.

Am I on target?

Thank you,

Clarification of Question by small_beutiful-ga on 28 Jun 2006 13:42 PDT
Unfortunately not this time Bobbie,
I am looking for set CO2 tax figures like the sweedish one in page 77

I am looking for a similar figure in USD/GJ for other countries,
perhaps in UK; or preferably an averged global figure
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