France slaps new weight tax on heavy cars, SUV owners to be hit hardest – rfi.fr
In grim news for lovers of big cars, France is to introduce a weight tax for vehicles heavier than 1,800 kilos – though those with hybrid and electric engines will be spared.
The penalty, to take effect from January, 2021, will mainly apply to purchases of SUVs and large four-wheel drives. The exact cost is yet to be determined.
Taxing the weight of polluting vehicles was one of many proposals put forward by the Citizens’ Convention for the Climate (CCC), which called for a penalty of 10 euros to be levied on on every kilogram exceeding 1,400.