Framtidens beskattning av vägtransporter


The state revenues from taxation of road traffic will decrease as the phasing out of fossil fuels begins. The purpose of the report is to elucidate the consequences of this transition on the basis of two general principles of taxation; taxes that are intended to pay for public activities and taxes that are levied to reduce the amount of external effects. A key conclusion is that also vehicles that do not use fossil fuels should be taxed to reduce the amount of external effects. The most important such consequences of future traffic consist of the wear and tear of heavy traffic on the roads as well as the congestion that a steadily growing traffic can cause even outside Stockholm and Gothenburg. These taxes will generate revenue to the Treasury, but much indicates that the total tax revenue from road traffic will decrease compared to today. A further result of the analysis is that the state should not levy higher taxes than that provided by the vehicle's marginal costs. If this were to happen, the cost of fossil-free vehicles would increase and the transition to new technologies would slow down.



ICTTP 2020

ICTTP, International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, is postponed until August 2021.

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis: European Conference 2020

VTI and Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) organise Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis: European Conference 2020. 

International Cycling Safety Conference

Swedish Cycling Research Centre, Cykelcentrum, organises together with Lund University the International Cycling Safety Conference, ICSC, in Lund 4-6 November 2020.



Additional policy instruments are needed to achieve Swedish environmental quality objectives for maritime transport

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Unique knowledge compilation on microplastics from road traffic

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Measures for infrastructure climate adaptation requires prioritisation

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Increased interest in train simulators

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