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Beyond HVC tax: Qaptis pushes for a wide approach to decarbonize Swiss transport

Written on April 26, 2024

Tackling climate change requires action across all industries and the transportation sector plays a crucial role. This week, Qaptis joined swisscleantech at Google in Zurich to discuss the future of HDVs and their role in achieving Switzerland’s climate goals, alongside the Federal Office of Transport FOT.

One of the key topics on the table? Revising the HVC tax (known in Switzerland as RPLP/LSVA, more on this here) for 2031. This performance-related heavy vehicle charge has the potential to incentivize cleaner technologies and accelerate the decarbonization of the transport industry. However, we believe the current scope might be too narrow.

That’s why our COO, Theodore, spoke to carrier representatives, advocating for a broader approach in the upcoming tax exemption bill submitted to the Swiss Federal Council. By including a wider range of solutions, like our innovative CO₂ capture kit, we can create a more inclusive environment that fosters a faster transition to cleaner transport.

At Qaptis, we believe all innovations deserve a seat at the table. Our CO₂ capture kit offers a fast-to-deploy, low-cost retrofitting solution for existing heavy-duty vehicles, capturing up to 90% of CO₂ emissions. This technology, alongside other clean alternatives, can significantly reduce the environmental impact of the transportation sector.

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