This is all for legal and program clarification and for dialogue with the European Commission, said Anna Moskwa, the Minister of Climate and Environment during the press conference, referring to the information on the introduction of new taxes on internal combustion cars. Government spokesman Piotr Mueller said that Poland wanted to encourage the use of low-emission cars through reductions and subsidies.
On Monday, the daily “Rzeczpospolita” informed that in National Reconstruction Plan a new registration fee has been declared and tax on internal combustion cars. These solutions are intended to encourage the use of greener vehicles.
Anna Moscow: This is a general record for today
She was asked about it on Tuesday during the press conference of the Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moscow.
– As of today, this is a general provision, which is rather an incentive to buy electric cars than the introduction of penalties for internal combustion cars. This solution would enter into force gradually, according to the assumptions proposed by The European Commission. In 2024, in the case of a new car, there would be an additional fee, perhaps depending on its emissivity, the level of exhaust gases. Only in 2026, a solution that would introduce an additional fee for a combustion car – said Anna Moskwa.
As she added, the funds collected in this way would be used for the development of electromobility. At the same time, the minister stated that the details of the new taxes will be “for legal and program clarification and for dialogue with the Commission”.
Piotr Mueller: the system can be built in two ways
As the government spokesman Piotr Mueller said at the same conference, “the system can be built in two ways – increasing tolls for combustion cars and lowering tolls, and introducing incentives for electric cars”. – We said from the beginning that we choose the second option, i.e. the option of lowering the fees and introducing a reduction for electric cars – said Piotr Mueller.
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