Tax hike on fossil fuel cars proposed to boost electric car subsidy

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  • Environment and Climate Minister Per Bolund said the government wants to increase taxes on most newly bought gas and diesel powered vehicles in the proposed Autumn budget.

  • That increase, he said on Monday, would help finance government subsidies for electric cars.

  • Bolund said the government wants to steer drivers looking for a new vehicle toward purely electric cars.