Document Actions

A comparative analysis of taxes and CO2 emissions from passenger cars in the Nordic countries

Purchase publication
Price: 163 DKK

The report discusses how economic instruments can be used to reduce CO2 emissions from passenger cars in the Nordic countries. The analysis indicate that

  • The registration tax and the annual circulation tax can contribute to a reduction in the average CO2 emission from new cars.
  • Company car schemes in the Nordic countries provide incentives for larger cars and increased driving because of subsidies, and this has long term effect as a large share of new cars are registered as company cars but are used as private cars most of their lives.
  • CO2 differentiated taxes can provide incentives to consumers to purchase CO2 efficient cars.
  • Targeted broader packages which besides providing tax incentives also offer advantages to more environmentally friendly cars can be more effective than general tax increases.
  • Transparency of targets and instruments is crucial for a large diffusion of CO2 efficient cars.

The report has been commissioned by the Working Group on Environment and Economics under the Nordic Council of Ministers. The study was carried out by COWI.

Download publication (free)

2550Kb
Publication date
May 31, 2011
ISBN
978-92-893-2216-4
Language
English
Number of pages
95
Publication number
TemaNord 2011:523
Keywords
Climate, Transport, Environment

Search publications

New publications from the Nordic Council of Ministers

Receive an e-mail when we publish new publications within the subject area of your interest