BERLIN — The German government may introduce a law in 2007 that will tax a vehicle depending upon its carbon dioxide emissions. This will affect many major brands used for chauffeured service in Europe.
At the present time, Germany taxes its vehicles according to engine size. If the new law is passed, cars with lower emissions will be cheaper for consumers. The tax will benefit the German states, and brands, such as Audi, BMW, and Mercedes are expected to adapt to the change.