A new ‘slurp’ tax on highly-polluting cars will hit ordinary cars as well as gas-guzzling SUVs and sports cars, according to research by the Telegraaf.
If the plan goes through, from next February cars which break official emission limits will have to pay €110 for every extra gramme of CO2 they produce. This will increase the price of a BMW X5 by €5,940 and a Range Rover Sport by €15,620, the paper says.
The government plans to compensate for the increase by reducing the sales tax on new and second-hand cars.
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