This figure is three times higher than the average of fellow European markets, and came as dealerships here were forced to shut their doors due to restrictions imposed due to a surge in coronavirus cases.
Manufacturers here reported 8,300 new car sales in February, down from the more than 20,000 keys handed over to customers 12 months ago immediately before the onset of the pandemic.
Portugal would sell more new cars if the taxes were reduced
By David Belton from Other on 18 Mar 2021, 14:04
I agree with David.
I wanted to buy a Mercedes 220 it was was pricred at €95,000. This was six thousand less than the price I paid for my apartment.
Poor public transport net work stops mobilty of people who cannot get jobs in other cities and cannot move due to a very low minimum salary.
Needless to say that i did not by the car. The taxes that the Government could have made was lost along with the profit of the Motor trader on which he/she would have paid income taxes.
By shakeel mukhtar ahmad from UK on 18 Mar 2021, 16:30
Who need's an Automobile in Portugal...I simply get a taxi or take the train First Class...Who wants to pay Tolls, Gas And Maintenance and etc...Keep the Jingle in Your Pocket...
By Sakamoto Saurez from Lisbon on 18 Mar 2021, 20:42
I cannot afford a new or even second hand car here. How is Portugal allowed to get away it's taxation policy? Paying a fine issued by the EU each year ireveals the corruption. Most people who live in Portugal are not wealthy. It's disgraceful.
By Anne Waltham from Other on 19 Mar 2021, 03:32
Far to much taxes here.this will never change.
Import taxes on cars is the same.
They will never meet the targets for electric cars for the same reason
Wonderful country, rubbish taxes.
By Tony Coe from Beiras on 19 Mar 2021, 07:29
APART FROM AUSTERITY IN THE COUNTRY, THE BIRACIAL CONDITIONS ATTACHED TO OBTAINING DRIVING LICENSE IS AWFUL.
By PRINCE AWODIKE from Lisbon on 20 Mar 2021, 00:24
The EU target of banning by year 2030 all sales of new electric and diesel powered cars should be accompanied by higher taxes on these fuels to be paid by those who continue to own such vehicles . The change to electricity and the provision of higher quality public transport is essential in the battle against the increasingreenhouse emissions.
By Roberto Cavaleiro from Other on 20 Mar 2021, 13:17
I agree with David Belton.
By Hassan Raza Cheema from Lisbon on 21 Mar 2021, 04:40