In Denmark vehicles are in different tax brackets depending on weight, with heavier vehicles paying more, plus diesels pay more in the same bracket. I expect the latter is because diesels are expected to drive more per year (it's a flat rate weight tax paid per vehicle per year).
Originally Posted by swampyankee
Recently, for private cars (not vans even if privately owned) this changed to a mileage tax, a sliding scale which basically gives tax breaks for cars with good mileage to the point were a diesel doing better than 32.1 km/L would cost about $30/year in tax (that's better that the Smart TwoFour diesel can do, so that's an easy thing for them to say, that one will cost about $150/year with "normal" cars at $400+/year).
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