ACEA Tax Guide 2012

ACEA’s annual Tax Guide gives an overview of motor vehicle taxation in 31 European countries as well as other major world markets such as Brazil, China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States

ACEA’s annual Tax Guide gives an overview of motor vehicle taxation in 31 European countries as well as other major world markets such as Brazil, China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States. It is compiled with the help of the national associations of motor vehicle manufacturers or importers in these countries and describes in detail the taxes that are levied on the sale, registration, ownership and the use of motor vehicles in each country.

Highlights (PDF)

The highlights provide an overview of the various taxes and the revenue they generate at EU level:

  • Taxes on acquisition
  • Taxes on ownership
  • Taxes on motoring
  • Fiscal income from motor vehicles

A detailed overview of CO2 taxation in the EU can be found here.

A detailed overview of tax incentives for electric vehicles in the EU can be found here.


About ACEA

  • The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) represents the 16 major Europe-based car, van, truck and bus makers: BMW Group, DAF Trucks, Daimler Truck, Ferrari, Ford of Europe, Honda Motor Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, Iveco Group, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Renault Group, Stellantis, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars, and Volvo Group.
  • Visit www.acea.auto for more information about ACEA, and follow us on www.twitter.com/ACEA_auto or www.linkedin.com/company/ACEA/.
  • Contact: Cara McLaughlin, Communications Director, cm@acea.auto, +32 485 88 66 47.

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About the EU automobile industry

  • 13 million Europeans work in the auto industry (directly and indirectly), accounting for 7% of all EU jobs.
  • 11.5% of EU manufacturing jobs – some 3.4 million – are in the automotive sector.
  • Motor vehicles are responsible for €374.6 billion of tax revenue for governments across key European markets.
  • The automobile industry generates a trade surplus of €79.5 billion for the EU.
  • The turnover generated by the auto industry represents more than 8% of the EU’s GDP.
  • Investing €58.8 billion in R&D annually, the automotive sector is Europe’s largest private contributor to innovation, accounting for 32% of total EU spending.
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