Carbon Emissions Motor Vehicles tax (within 2009?2010 budget) South Africa 2010

Name of policy Carbon Emissions Motor Vehicles Tax
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country South Africa
Region Africa


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Fiscal or financial incentives
      • CO2 taxes
Sector name
  • Transport
    • Heavy duty vehicles
    • Light duty vehicles
Policy description Legislative. Carbon tax for new passenger cars emitting more than 120 gCO2 per km.
Policy type
  • Changing activity
  • Energy efficiency
  • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch3
Policy stringency
Implementation state Implemented
Date of decision 2010
Start date of implementation
End date of implementation
High impact
Impact indicator


Source or references http://www.sars.gov.za/ClientSegments/Customs-Excise/Excise/Environmental-Levy-Products/Pages/Motor-vehicle-CO2-emmision-levy.aspx
Supports policies
Is supported by policies
Comments (background and assessment)
Status Final

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