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New Swiss CO2 Law: How It Impacts the Auto Imports to Switzerland

September 11th, 2019 Car Import Share this:

In July 2012 a Swiss law on CO2 came into effect which has huge consequences for privately imported cars. How? Well, the new Swiss CO2 Law could make your new car delivered from abroad very expensive!

If you import a new or an up to 6-month-old car into Switzerland, you will have to pay a CO2 tax for the car depending on the car’s CO2 emissions and weight. In general, it could be said that you’ll be liable to pay if the car emits more than 130g/km in CO2 emissions. However, each case needs to be calculated on an individual basis, because the car’s weight will be taken into consideration (the bigger the weight, the greater the emissions allowed).

Examples of CO2 Tax 2019, as applied to different vehicles:

  • BMW X3 2.0 Diesel (147g/1800kg): CHF 810.–, we can reduce it to CHF 511.–
  • Hyundai Genesis Coupé (244g/1500kg): CHF 10200.—
  • Volvo XC60 D3 (179g/1808kg): CHF 2700.– (We have good offers)
  • Audi Q7 3.0 V6 (244g/2220kg): CHF 7600.– (We have good offers)

What are the solutions?

  • Contact us, to find out how much the car you bought or intend to buy would cost to import to Switzerland.
  • We can help you find a nearly new car (this especially makes sense for sports cars like Audi S4, S5, Porsche, Range Rover etc.), because the law does not apply to cars that are more than 6 months old and have low mileage. We have 10 years of experience in importing these kinds of cars from Germany, and therefore we have all necessary knowhow.
  • In case, importing is not an option, we can help you buy a car in Switzerland at a competitive price.
  • We can help you buy a used car, either one that we’ve imported if it makes sense, or one that we’ve found here in Switzerland (prices in some regions can be higher than in others).

Get in touch with Autociel for a hassle-free car import experience today!