Bpm tariff passenger car

The CO2 emission in gr/km determines the bpm amount you pay for your car.

How do I know what the CO2 emission is?

The RDW register the CO2 emissions of each type of passenger car with a European type approval, and includes these CO2 emissions in the inspection data of your car.

How are the CO2 emissions determined?

  • New cars: from 1 July 2020, the WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedures) measurement method is used to calculate gross bpm for new cars. The WLTP measurement method is the successor of the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) measurement method.
  • Used cars: for used cars with a date of 1st admission until 1 July 2020, the gross bpm amount can also still be determined on the basis of the NEDC tables, which are valid until 1 July 2020.
    It works like this. Is the WLTP value for a car with a date of 1st admission until 1 July 2020 been converted to an NEDC value using the European calculation model CO2MPAS? Then you can choose whether to file a return on the basis of the NEDC value or the WLTP value. There could be a difference. Has your car only been tested according to the NEDC measurement method? Then you need to calculate the gross bpm amount according to the NEDC tables. If both figures are present, then they will be mentioned on the Certificate of Conformity (Certificaat van Overeenstemming, CvO). Was your car manufactured before 2018? Then there is no WLTP value.

The calculation of the gross bpm amount is based on the CO2 emissions as they are or will be recorded in the vehicle registration.

Is the CO2 emission not known?

Then we determine the CO2 emissions as follows:

  • 550 gr/km for a petrol car and 395 gr/km for a diesel car with a date of 1st admission from 1 July 2020 until today
  • 507 gr/km for a petrol car and 356 gr/km for a diesel car with a date of 1st admission from 1 January 2015 until 1 July 2020
  • 350 gr/km for a petrol car and 302 gr/km for a diesel car with a date of 1st admission from 1 January 2009 until 1 January 2015

If the CO2 emission is not apparent from the vehicle registration, you can prove the CO2 emission with one of the following documents. You must apply the documents in the order as indicated.

  • the European Type Approval (ETG) or the Certificate of Conformity (Certificaat van Overeenstemming, CvO) of the car
  • if there is no ETG or CvO: the individual approval for the car by the RDW
    During the inspection you must submit the emission certificate and/or the corresponding test report.
  • if there is no ETG, CvO or individual approval: the test report of an individual inspection of the car by, for example, TNO
  • if there is no ETG, CvO, individual approval or test report: an approval recording the CO2 emissions
    The emissions must then have been measured in accordance with the regulations of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE101-00) or an equivalent international regulation.

No bpm in the case of no CO2 emission

Is the CO2 emission of your car 0 gr/km? Then you do not pay bpm.

How do I calculate bpm for my passenger car?

Is the CO2 emission of your passenger car more than 0 grams/km? Then use the following table to determine the bpm you have to pay for your passenger car.

Please note!

The data in the table is based on the WLTP test procedure. This measurement procedure applies since July 1, 2020. Do you have a passenger car with a 1st admission date before July 1, 2020? If so, you may also make use of the historical rate. This is based on the NEDC test procedure.

Table bpm passenger car
The CO2 emission 
from
The CO2 emission up to

Calculate the tax for a petrol car as follows:

Step 1 deduct the value from the 1st column from the CO2 emission of the car
Step 2 multiply that sum by the amount in the 4th column
Step 3 add to that sum the amount from the 3rd column

0 grams/km 84 €376 €1
84 grams/km 109 €460 €62
109 grams/km 152 €2,010 €137
152 grams/km 168 €7,901 €224
168 grams/km - €11,485 €448

Example 1: calculate the bpm over the CO2 emission

  • The CO2 emission of your car is 145 grams per kilometre.
  • This value falls between 109 and 152 grams per kilometre in the table.
  • Deduct 109 grams per kilometre from the emission of your car: 145 – 109 = 36.
  • Multiply that sum by the amount from column 4 in the same row: 36 x €137 = €4,932.
  • Add to that sum the amount from column 3 in the same row: €4,932 + €2,010 = €6,942. This is the bpm payable.

How do I calculate the bpm for my diesel passenger car?

Is the CO2 emission of your passenger car with a diesel engine more than 75 gr/km? Then in addition to the outcome of the table above, you will pay a diesel surcharge of €86.67 per gram of CO2 emissions above 75 g/km.

Example 2: diesel surcharge

The CO2 emission of your car is 200 gr/km. Then you calculate the diesel surcharge as follows: diesel surcharge = (200 – 75) x €86.67 = €10,833. Add this amount to the bpm for the passenger car.

How do I calculate the bpm for my PHEV passenger car?

A PHEV passenger car is also called a plug-in car. PHEV means: plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. In addition to an electric motor that can be charged by an external source, the vehicle also has a combustion engine. These motor vehicles have their own bpm rate.

Use the following table to determine the bpm that you must pay for your PHEV passenger car.

Please note!

The data in the table is based on the WLTP test procedure. This measurement procedure applies since July 1, 2020. Do you have a passenger car with a 1st admission date before July 1, 2020? If so, you may also make use of the historical rate. This is based on the NEDC test procedure.


The CO2 emission 
from
until

Calculate the tax for a PHEV car as follows:

> deduct the value from the 1st column from the CO2 emission of the car
> multiply that sum by the amount in the 4th column
> add to that sum the amount from the 3rd column

0 grams/km 34 €0 €24
34 grams/km 60 €816 €85
60 grams/km - €3,026 €204

The calculation is the same as with a non-PHEV passenger car.
If the combustion engine is a diesel engine, the diesel surcharge also applies here.

Javascript is disabled in this web browser. You must activate Javascript in order to view this website.