Tax cars on the basis of emission, not engine size: Toyota Kirloskar

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Emission levels should be the basis for taxation of passenger cars in India and not engine capacity, size or ground clearance, according to a top executive of Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM).

The company, which sells the Camry Hybrid in India, has also sought reduction in tax rate on such eco-friendly vehicles so that it could bring in more models with such technology into the country.

“What we want is a stable government policy on fuels, where tax is according to carbon neutrality. It means that the emission levels of each car needs to be measured and tax needs to be levied on that basis,” TKM Vice Chairman and Whole-Time Director Shekar Viswanathan told PTI in an interview.

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