- France is going to increase the tax on diesel fuel next year with a penny and does so again in 2017 . At the same time the excise tax on gasoline at the same rate down.
The measure Paris wants to discourage driving on diesel , reports Radio France Info Thursday . Diesel cars are more polluting than gasoline vehicles , they emit more particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide . Diesel drivers were tax- favored so far.
They now pay almost 20 cents per liter less in taxes . " One advantage that has contributed to a massive verdiezeling of the French fleet ", represents the government in a statement.
Currently runs 80 percent of all French cars on diesel . The differences in excise duties should be gone within five years. The government will look at what the measure means for large users such as trucks and agricultural vehicles.