Due to taxes on fuel close to entered the main countries of the European Union every year 240,000 million euros, Only For example, Spain collected more than 20,000 million euros for this amount in 2021According to data from ACEA, the association of car manufacturers.
Although this tax rate is currently fixed, it is possible that, with the advent of the next decade, it will be reduced. the reason? Well, massive sales of electric cars are expected.
In this sense the explanation is quite simple. This time Taxes paid in Spain range from 44% to 46.9% for a liter of gasoline or diesel. (inclusive of VAT and hydrocarbon taxes). Therefore, it means that, If gasoline is currently around 1.60 Euros, then about 0.74 Euros are taxes.,
However, when it comes to electric vehicles, we pay very little tax on mileage and usage. In particular, in a public recharge, for example, which would be very similar to a refueling situation. Taxes at a gas station are 21%, That’s why it’s half.
And that’s only in fuel, so there’s also property and use taxes, which According to ACEA in 2021 they will be around 60,000 million And in case of electricity they will also get some kind of subsidy.
Therefore, this transition towards electromobility can be a real headache for the states, as they will stop bringing in a lot of money. There are even many electric vehicle users who fear that this will happen at some point. Above all, after reading similar stories of those days by some British media, such as ‘The Telegraph’.
This is a report by the Resolution Foundation, a warning organization to the British government. faces a shortfall of around 10 billion pounds (around 11.6 billion euros) at the beginning of 2030 unless it introduces new taxes on electric vehicles.
For this reason, this body made up of experts has proposed a new tax which we can call mobility or circulation tax and which it has encrypted. 6 pence per mile for electric cars. The figure shifted to kilometers and Euros and annual mileage of approx. 10.00 km, we would be talking about more than 400 Euros per year In additional taxes for electric car.
In this way, the taxes for users of electric cars would be equalized in some way to those for existing users of combustion cars.
And how will this mileage and usage be monitored? This will undoubtedly be one of the key aspects of this decision. And here experts propose that either through mileage, for example for mileage correction such as ITV or GPS-type equipment,
This way, the state that required it could know the distance the vehicle had traveled and thus estimate the taxes it should pay.
As a counterpoint to this possible proposition, the privacy of our data arises. In particular, the criticism is determined because if states can collect data on drivers, it more than likely generates more mistrust, some sources point out.
Tax reform in Spain
Although it is different, for some months in Spain organizations such as Anfac have been demanding changes to the automobile tax model. In particular, this body is currently claiming the VAT deduction for the self-employed. and companies in electrified vehicles. They also call for other tax reforms.
However, the most far-reaching reform requested by Anfac is a comprehensive tax reform. And here this body is already calling for a change in the tax approach to use instead of the traditional registration tax and circulation tax.
In this sense, we remind you that the registration tax is what goes to the autonomous communities and with It has already broken the collection record (649 million in 2022) Despite sales down about 30% from before the pandemic. In contrast, the movement tax is collected by the municipalities in which the vehicle is registered.
Will this new tax, which some experts are demanding, come? In fact, the British government has indicated at the moment that such an additional tax is not on the agenda., However, the truth is that when these types of messages are launched, they may actually be studying or preparing the population so that the message can reach them. Only time will tell…