Fuel costs due to CO2 tax: This is how expensive refueling is for you

Where’s this going to end? Many motorists are currently wondering when looking at the Fuel prices at German petrol stations. In February 2021, the price boards only went in one direction: upwards. According to the consumer information service Clever Tanken (part of the AUTO BILD group), both the liter Super E10 (1.39 euros) and the liter of diesel (1.27 euros) were four cents more expensive than in January. At the beginning of the year, drivers finally had each other from the cheap fuel prices the past few months saying goodbye have to. Because with the return to normal VAT rate of 19 percent (previously 16), the introduction of the national CO2 price for traffic and heating as well as rising Crude Oil Quotes multiple misfortunes fell upon them (all changes for drivers in 2021).

Fuel price higher than it has been in a year

Refueling will be so expensive in 2021

The increased commuter flat rate of 35 cents / km only applies from the 31st kilometer onwards.

For four tanks of 60 liters each Super E10 drivers paid an average of 333.50 euros in February. That was just as good compared to the previous month 10 euros more as for diesel drivers (305.18 euros). “In February they were Fuel prices on one as high as last in January 2020“, says Steffen Bock, founder and managing director of Clever Tanken. The development the pumps on the pumps exactly mirror those on the Crude oil markets Against: A barrel (159 liters) of the North Sea oil type Brent, which is relevant for Germany, cost around 67 US dollars in February at times – as much as last in January 2020. That was that price almost three and a half times as high as in April 2020. All of this means that after the corona-related, historical slump last year, fuel prices are now being adjusted again.

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For the strong Climbs in the past few weeks there was, according to Bock three important reasons: First put Investors as a result of the corona vaccinations, increasingly to a Global economic recovery. Second, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) heated up prices Funding cuts – especially Saudi Arabia. And third, the extreme continued in February Cold snap in the US the extraction, transport and processing of crude oil into fuels. And no improvement is expected in the near future. Bock: “With regard to the global economic recovery and thus an increasing demand for oil and gasoline with the growing vaccination volume, investors are likely to continue in the coming weeks. In addition, the prospect of a huge economic program in the USA supports crude oil prices.” But above all there was Meeting of the OPEC + countries an ugly signal by no increase in delivery rate to 0.5 million barrels a day was decided, but on the contrary Saudi Arabia at its Special reduction of one million barrels held on. (Here are tips for saving fuel.)

Combustion engines should become less attractive

Lots motorist makes developing angryWe can see that clearly in the letters from AUTO BILD readers. Unanimous tenor: Why should we always be “milked” ?! However, some point out that gasoline is still available At the beginning of 2020 it was more than 20 cents more expensive than today. Right. And still others say, yes, there is no other way, you have to make refueling more expensive, otherwise nobody will think about it. In any case, one thing is certain: virtually everyone pursues the innovation bonus, the environmental bonus and the wallbox funding political announcements a goal: the internal combustion engine bit by bit to make it unattractive. This year there is a general election, and everyone should know: Even where it does not say “outside” as it is with the Greens, there is this atmosphere in it.

Taxes and fuel are getting much more expensive

My forecast is: Diesel and gasoline become another 20 years drive long. Nobody dares to expropriate the owners. It will be different: Tax and fuel will be much, much more expensive (see sample calculations above), so will the Stock of cars over the years sink. The car lobby that could prevent this does not exist. Frequent drivers will be the price increases feel even more violently. What if they have a fuel card? Then the employer feels it. Everything that has to refuel, from the nursing staff to the pizza delivery man, will pass on the costs. Then not only will tapping become more expensive, but also many other things

Explanations for the graphic – source: own calculations * consumption of 7.8 l petrol / 100 km ** 225 working days, income is taxed at a marginal tax rate of 33 percent


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