Car taxes: Europe’s powerful tool to accelerate uptake of electric cars

How does car taxation compare across Europe?

This tool, created on the basis of T&E’s 2022 report The Good Tax Guide, compares systems of car taxation across European countries. The comparisons cover 31 countries, seven forms of taxation (acquisition tax, purchase grants, ownership tax, benefit-in-kind tax, VAT deduction, depreciation write-off and energy excise duty) and two registration types (private and corporate).

Are you looking to understand how purchase grants differ in France and Croatia? How is benefit-in-kind tax applied in different countries? Which country charges the highest acquisition tax ? Our tool will have the information.

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Transport & Environment would also like to thank Aivars Rubenis (Ivory Group), Aksel Part (Praxis Think Tank),  Gøril Andreassen (Norwegian Centre for Transport Research), Boštjan Okorn (Slovene Consumers Association), Frances Sprei (Chalmers University of Technology), Gabriel Ayobami Ogunkunbi (Budapest University of Technology and Economics), Gracia Brückmann (University of Bern), Ivan Petrov (Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin), Jacek Mizak (Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation), Jose Francisco Sedeño Lopez (University of Málaga), Julius Király (CE Delft),  Krešimir Jurlin (Institute for Development and International Relations), Louis-Pierre Geffray (Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations), Marina Bisogno (San Pablo CEU University), Matthias Runkel (Green Budget Germany – FÖS), Mihnea Catuti (Energy Policy Group), Mónica Meireles (University Institute of Lisbon), Nadezhda Blagoeva (Agricultural University-Plovdiv), Naomi Cambien (Bond Better Environment), Petr David (Mendel University in Brno), Piotr Chrzanowski (WISE Europa), Renata Dagiliūtė (Vytautas Magnus University), Róbert Rehák (University of Bratislava), Sandra Wappelhorst (International Council on Clean Transportation), Satu Kuitunen (Tampere University), Johann Beckford (Green Alliance), Susana Silva (University of Porto), and Theodoros Zachariadis (The Cyprus Institute) for reviewing the tool.

The tool was created by data visualisation studio Tekja.