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Default Electric vehicles

On 17/04/2021 05:42, jon wrote:
On Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:58:46 +0100, Broadback wrote:

Lots of post on them but what do they cost

At the moment various prices, depends on what you want, what it does,
who you want to impress, will it be cost effective.

A "sports" luxury car costs an excessive amount, a small family
hatchback costs more than the equivalent petrol version.

They will have depreciation given the spending of battery life, but
maybe lower servicing costs as mechanically they have less bits to maintain.

Also some of the computer technology is complex and some not really
serviceable by third parties, so a really used car may need to be
recycled when it breaks.

Ultimately, personal ownership will fall. "Your new car" will actually
be gained under a rental agreement, servicing and support included.

How is the government going to recover all the fuel tax, when the the
majority of vehicles are electric.

I don't feel right about Tesla handing out free supercharging to
customers. They should pay tax-in-kind on providing that benefit. In the
same vein that companies that supply free car parking (supermarkets),
and them that do free delivery (amazon) should also be taxed on the
service. Nothing is free.

It's time that the electorate had open access to discuss and amend
taxation, and transparency on rules and dodgy provided loopholes. Ever
seen Tolley's tax guide?

More people are going to live longer because of lower pollution and
other environmental effects, so it is likely they can continue to work
until the age of 75, pay more income tax and not claim all the state
pension they contributed for.

Then ...

We will eventually have tax/insurance per journey, our personal usage
tracked like it is with public transport. Private ownership and
servicing of vehicles will decline - a rental subscription model is
coming to allow access to the model of self driving car you've signed up

If you want to enjoy your own driving skills, you'll have to do it on a
private track.... or do it in VR.

Adrian C