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Electric cars can't cut UK carbon emissions while only the wealthy can afford to own one


Re: A bit out of date?

"3) Apropos 2 above there should be a caveat as HMRC is undoubtedly trying to work out a way of generating the lost fossil fuel/ICE income. Possibly high EV car taxes earnestly labelled as "environmental taxes"?"

In New Zealand this issue is addressed with something called "Road User Charges" (RUC), which are payable by any vehicle which uses a fuel not taxed at source ie., one of petrol, CNG or LPG.

At the moment EVs are exempt in a bid to increase uptake, but IIRC this exemption ends in 2023. The amount paid in RUC varies by vehicle weight, number of axles, tyre and suspension type, but a typical EV would currently be paying $78NZ per 1000km.

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