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Old 12-08-2009, 12:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Piwoslaw View Post
I'm not totally sure, but I think the scale is linear. That means that if the car is 5% heavier, then the mfg pays 5% more. Maybe rounding to the nearest 5 or 10kg.
That makes more sense. I like the system they have setup in the UK where vehicle registration fee depends on the CO2 rating of the car. I don't think the government should legislate absolute CO2 limits for the manufacturers. Let the buyers pick and choose based on an established tax system. None of the European car makers offer a car get emits 130g/km in the US yet. They're just going to keep exporting their most polluting cars to other parts of the world while keeping the efficient versions in Europe.
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