Switzerland considers new road taxes to include plug-in cars

With the increasing spread of electric vehicles, revenues from the mineral oil tax are decreasing. To cover road infrastructure costs, Switzerland is considering a replacement tax for vehicles with alternative drive systems that could come into force by 2030.

The proposed new tax would consist of a fixed amount per kilometre driven and vehicle category, but the government is still figuring out how to levy the tax, which is planned to take effect from 2030. The measure will also have to pass a popular referendum to be written into law as well.


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