As of July 2016, new and used vehicles, light bulbs and tyres sold in Namibia are subject to a carbon tax. Carbon emissions are a major contributor to environmental damage like global warming. Most vehicles produce carbon dioxide (among other things) which is a nasty side-effect of burning fuel.
By taxing vehicles for these emissions, the consumer may think twice about buying (or maintaining) an old / dirty car with heavy CO2 emissions. The carbon tax also applies to filament light bulbs (N$3) and new or used tyres (N$10). Based on the vehicle maker’s claim, every gram above 120 ( g/km) of CO2 emissions is taxed at N$40 to N$100 - we had conflicting sources. Namwheels will soon publish a top list of vehicles which emit less than 120g/km!