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Excise duty for diesel cars ??

Discussion in 'Non FIAT Cars and two wheelers' started by varunrtr, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. varunrtr

    varunrtr Esperto

    KL-01/ TO
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Dont know if this news is confirmed or not, but just saw in a tweet of a popular journo that Delhi govt is all set to introduce an excise duty of 25%( yeah you saw it right, its TWENTY FIVE PERCENT) on all diesel cars to be sold from now on. Our central govt would'nt mind introducing this all over the country soon.I believe they are doing it because they are unable to find a way to deregulate diesel prices as diesel cant be sold at different prices for cars and trucks/buses as it will push corruption levels to a new level. Already in the midst of shit, why are they pushing people to more and more shit and taking the inflation to record levels. Does this indicate that a stage is reaching where the Govt has to be ousted from power for the good of the country just like a few other nations just did ?
  2. kaps

    kaps Superiore

    New Delhi
    New Delhi
    Linea 1.4
    It will actually not matter to people buying high end diesel machines.
  3. speedJet

    speedJet Superiore

    as far as I remember it was going to be Rs 25000. From where has this 25% come from. It is too high to be true and will kill the industry
  4. abk1980

    abk1980 Amatore

    Its a stupid move if the government is serious about curbing the "misuse" of "subsidized" diesel. But then they obviously they are serious about NOT curbing it.
    Everyone knows that it is primarily the rich who use diesel vehicles for transport. And political parties practically run on diesel SUVs. Any price hike there will hurt the rich more. Diesel was never subsidized till 90s. Subsidy regime evolved later as the rich moved to diesels.
    "Inflation" control is just a bogey that politicians are using to fool people. In fact, fuel subsidy is one of the major reasons for the government's fiscal deficit and therefore the high inflation that we are seeing.
    Ideal solution would be to price a fuel as per its calorific value (I think the Europeans price the crude distillates this way). Diesel produces more energy and therefore deserves to be more expensive than petrol, unlike the absolutely ridiculous pricing you see in India. But then those in power will never approve of this.
  5. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

    Grande Punto 1.4
    The intention seems to be to discourage diesel car buyers and encourage more people to spend on petrol!
  6. rsinfo

    rsinfo Regolare

    New Delhi
    Its the registration charges & not the excise duty that is being raised. Excise duty is levied by central govt. & not by state govt.

    However, the govt. is only pulling wool over our eyes. Its not going to rock the boat as already pointed out in previous threads.

    The way out - get your vehicle registered in neighbouring state like Haryana. Very easy & most of the dealerships get the legwork done for you. No problems.
  7. dj.nish

    dj.nish Superiore

    The correct number is 'hike of 25% in registration charges' which translates to 3-5k extra.
    Not really. The intention is to not let passenger diesel cars utilize the subsidy on diesel, which was originally meant for commercial vehicles only (in order to keep a check on transportation prices). It is a no brainer that diesel cars, despite the initial 1-1.5 lacs extra cost, are cheaper to run. Given the Rs 20-25 difference in petrol and diesel and the high FE of diesel cars, one can easily recover the initial extra money in 2 years' time. So I feel it's about time the Govt brought about rationalization in prices in someway.

    And registering the car in your non-home address state is not a good step. If the car is involved in an accident or in case of insurance claims, you can pay through you nose, not to mention the cops and other legal hassles. In Mumbai, they have now stopped offering the 'legwork' of registering a car in Thane/Navi Mumbai.

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