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FAQ - CO2 emission regulations for cars

Procedure for vehicle importers

Do any special forms have to be completed in order to register a vehicle?

What is the procedure if no Swiss type approval exists?

What is the procedure for registering as a large-scale importer?

What are emissions pools?

Information about the CO2 emission regulations

What are the CO2 emission regulations for new passenger cars?

Why are these regulations being introduced?

Which types of vehicles are classified as passenger cars? Do the regulations also apply to mobile homes?

What does the term “initial registration” refer to? Does it also apply to second-hand vehicles?

To whom are the regulations addressed?

How are vehicles treated that are held by persons who enjoy privileges or immunities?

To whom is a car attributed if a quantity was imported prior to its initial registration in Switzerland?

By when do penalties have to be paid?

How is the collected revenue used?

Calculation of penalties

What changes will result from the introduction of the WLTP measurement procedure?

How is the CO2 target calculated for small importers?

How is the CO2 target calculated for large-scale importers and manufacturers?

Is the “de-minimis clause” also applicable in Switzerland?

What are the relevant CO2 emissions?

What is the applicable unladen weight of a passenger car?

Is there a transitional period?

How is the penalty calculated for an individual car?

How much will have to be paid in the future?

What are "super credits"?

What is the date of relevance for calculating penalties?

Do importers receive a bonus if they import new cars with a CO2 emission level below 130 g/km and put them into circulation?

What is meant by "assignment of an imported passenger car"? How can a vehicle be assigned?

What are niche and small manufacturer targets?


Contact: Section Mobility
Last update: 03.01.2017


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