Industry analysts and auto retailers are predicting a strong surge in demand for EVs of all classes and price ranges come April when new tax legislation altering how vehicles are taxed goes into effect. These new regulations will raise the tax rate on all vehicles with CO2 emissions exceeding 110 g/km while vehicles whose emissions stay below this limit will receive a reduced tax rate. Consequently, analysts and other industry experts believe that this change will lead to an ignition of Finland’s sluggish EV market, enticing consumers to invest in vehicles generally perceived as being prohibitively costly. One automaker believed to strongly benefit from the altered taxation policies is Fisker Automotive, whose Karma luxury EV has yet to find a market in Finland.

Source: Kauppalehti article (in Finnish)