MADRID – Auto makers, consumer advocates and dealer groups are at odds over Spain’s plan to tax vehicles based on the amount of carbon dioxide emissions they produce. While manufacturers back the revised “registration tax” announced last week, consumer and dealer groups say the new plan will raise overall taxes for new-vehicle buyers and may not achieve the desired results. Under the Spanish government’s new plan starting in 2008, vehicles producing less than 120 g/km of CO2 will be ...
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