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Turkey to tax electric vehicles up to 15%

Discussion in 'News' started by AndrewBissell, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. AndrewBissell

    AndrewBissell Member

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    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-26/turkey-to-tax-electric-cars-up-to-15-percent-haberturk-says.html?cmpid=yhoo

    The article says a variable level of tax will be applied from 3% or EVs under 84kW up to 15% for this over 120kW (e.g. Tesla Roadster).

    Is this a strange negative EV incentive? Or is the story more nuanced - e.g. Are they exempt from some other tax?

    NB The Renault Fluence is made at Bursa in Turkey.
     
  2. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    the roadster is rated with 40kW continues power. That's what count. Even with 225kW peak.
     
  3. Nik

    Nik Dreaming no more :-(

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    Presumably this is instead of the normal import duty applied to ICE cars. In Turkey this is 70% (!).
    http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-47080.html
     
  4. strider

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    Or could it be a way to recoup road taxes? Not sure about Turkey but in the US, road taxes are added to gasoline. EV's avoid those taxes. I keep expecting states to start some kind of mileage-based taxation as EV's (and higher-mileage ICE/PHEV's) become more popular.
     

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