The German government wants to motivate Germans to buy more climate-friendly cars. The motor vehicle tax for large gas guzzlers is therefore to rise. Photo series with 10 pictures Of all things, a tax increase is to be decided in the Corona crisis – but one that most citizens will hardly feel significantly. The problem: The German government wants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in transport by at least 40 percent – but citizens are buying more and more large SUVs and SUVs that emit a lot of CO2. The new tax is intended to provide an incentive for the next purchase of a new car "without prohibitions and penalties" to choose a more environmentally friendly car, the Ministry of Finance writes in its draft bill. An overview of the plans – and what is still to come for motorists: Photo series with 11 pictures The new calculation model Aim of the new calculation is in principle: fat taxes for fat cars. In addition to the engine capacity, a stricter climate component is included, which is based on the fuel consumption and thus the CO2 emissions of the car. It will rise in six stages from two to four euros per gram of carbon dioxide per kilometer. Specifically, up to 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer, the climate surcharge on the tax is zero. From 96 to 115 grams – as before – two euros per gram and kilometer will be charged. From a CO2 emission of 116 grams per kilometer, the climate component will increase compared to the previous tax rate: initially to 2.20 euros, then to 2.50 euros, 2.90 and 3.40 euros up to a top rate of four euros for cars with CO2 emissions of more than 195 grams per kilometer. "The tax will change significantly compared to the level we have been used to", predicts the Ministry of Finance for these cars. For whom now what changes Most motorists will not feel the change in the wallet for now – because it applies only to new registrations. And also here by far not all must pay more money. Electric cars are completely exempt from vehicle tax for ten years. Those who buy a different, very climate-friendly car won't pay on top either. Surcharges compared to the previous tax will only apply if CO2 emissions exceed 116 grams per kilometer. But this also means that the average new car will be more expensive in terms of tax. Who pays how much According to the Ministry, the cars first registered in 2019 had an average CO2 test value of 157 grams per kilometer. This average car will cost 15.80 euros more per year with the new tax. However, the range is from a few cents to more than 100 euros. For example, an Opel Corsa with CO2 emissions of 95 grams, a typical small car, does not change at all. A family car like the VW Passat with 120 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer would be one Euro more expensive. The difference is greater for the popular SUVs, in whose segment more than one in five new cars fell last year. A VW T-ROC emitting 151 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer would cost 11.50 euros more, while an Audi Q8 emitting 182 grams of CO2 per kilometer would cost nearly 42 euros more. For a sports car like the Porsche 911 with 215 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer, it would be 100 euros more per year; for a Ferrari 812 with 340 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer, it would even be a whopping 350 euros. Commuter allowance increases Employees with longer commutes are relieved because of rising fuel prices. From 2021, the commuter allowance increases from the 21. Distance kilometer from 30 to 35 cents, from 2024 on even further to 38 cents per kilometer. You are allowed to deduct this amount from your taxable income per working day, one-way distance counts. Those who earn so little that they pay no taxes are to benefit via a mobility allowance. Car purchases will be subsidized – but only with e-drive Until at least the end of 2025, citizens who buy an electric car can benefit from an environmental bonus. With a list price up to 40.000 euros, there will be 6.000 euros for pure e-cars and up to 4.500 euros for hybrids that run on electricity or gasoline. For more expensive cars – up to 65.000 Euro – there are 5.000 euro bonus for pure e-cars and 3.750 for hybrids. Half of the bonus is paid by the manufacturers, the other half comes from taxpayers' money. By the end of 2021, the state is now doubling its share as part of the stimulus package. Who now buys a pure E-car, can then up to 9.Save 000 euros.