Now we know where Fisker got their original 50 Mile Electric/250 Mile Extended Range estimates they have used since day 1.
The Fisker Karma Electric Vehicle with extended range achieves 112 mpg (2.1 l/100km) combined fuel economy and emits just 51 g/km CO2, according to independent testing by the Technischer Üeberwachungs Verein (TÜV), Europe’s recognized automotive certification agency. TÜV tests also validated the Karma’s all-electric range at 51.6 miles (83 km).
Wouldn't this last tax category diminish every year as the car's value gets less as the car gets older? The car registration fees in California are similar in that a portion of the fee is based on the car's resale value which goes down each year. The overall amount is much much lower than what you have to pay (around 1%) but there is no exemption for clean cars.Dutch said:- And finally there is a tax which you pay if the car is paid for by your company (the company you work for or, as in my case, the company you own). If you drive the car for more than 500 km privately per year, it is considered wage and you have to add a certain percentage of the value of the new car to your income (which means paying more income taxes). Every year again!
Again depending on C02-output the percentage can be 25, 20, 14 or 0. The last percentage is when the car has a CO2-output of 49 grams or less. The Karma misses this by 2 grams now, which means it falls in the 14%-category. With a price of 115.000 euro, this means adding 16.100 euro to your income every year, thus paying 8370 euro extra taxes every year (at 52%, the high rate I'm paying).
The thing that I keep wondering about is if there is no case to be made that your emission is actually much lower as you drive let's say 75% electric (in your case) so if you than average out on real usage you would be well below the threshold.Dutch said:Unfortunately they don't diminish the value as the car gets older. They keep on treating it as a brand new car. Every year again. Actually, if you would buy an old car and use it as a company car, the tax calculation would be based on the original price for which it was bought years ago. It doesn't make any sense, but well, that's how the government works.