As a car enthusiast, it can’t have escaped your notice that concrete plans are now in effect to effect the switch to the electric car. In July a new climate package was presented by the European Commission, stating, for example, that there will be a CO2 tax for suppliers of petrol and diesel.
There will be a levy, but petrol prices will not necessarily rise
You can count on the fuel suppliers passing on this CO2 tax to their customers – after all, the petrol pump is not a charity. According to Olaf Sleijpen, director of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), this does not immediately mean that petrol and diesel in the Netherlands will become much more expensive. That reports ED.
The government would lower Dutch excise duties
Sleijpen believes that the government can choose to lower the existing excise duties in order to avoid ‘double counting’. In that case, little would change for the Netherlands in the price of a liter of peanut. Other European countries will therefore be more affected. ‘The Dutch economy can handle this very well and it ensures a more level playing field,’ he says. We are already very curious what the experts think in the reactions on Facebook about the suggestion that the Netherlands will lower taxes.