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Old 01-09-2023, 09:15 PM   #23 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
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Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
When I looked at the difference in registration costs between motorcycles / diesels / gasoline cars, I pretty much ruled out the first two. The motorcycle registration cost is apparently pegged to the relative increase in cost to the public healthcare system. I can only assume the same is true for diesels due to emissions differences.
Motorcycle registration is more expensive in Brazil exactly due to the increase in cost to the public healthcare system, yet tricycles which would be supposed to be safer are also charged more than a car. When it comes to Diesels in New Zealand, once a New Zealander told me it's because Diesel fuel was exempted from Road Tax, as it was also widely used on agricultural and stationary devices which were not road-going anyway.
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