Portugal's 2008 budget will further green national vehicle taxation, according to government plans published last Friday.
The proportion of a vehicle purchase tax that is calculated on the basis of carbon dioxide emissions will rise from 30 to 60 per cent from January (EED 19/02/07). And a combination of purchase tax relief amounting to €64m and a rise of €23m in emission-based circulation taxes will prompt a shift from diesel to petrol and hybrid cars, the government says.
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