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"Tim+" wrote in message
Steve Walker wrote:
On 17/04/2021 10:28, Robin wrote:
On 17/04/2021 10:06, nightjar wrote:
On 17/04/2021 08:01, Tim+ wrote:
Chris Hogg wrote:
On Sat, 17 Apr 2021 04:42:47 -0000 (UTC), jon wrote:

On Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:58:46 +0100, Broadback wrote:

Lots of post on them but what do they cost

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

Tax electricity instead.

Unlikely. Too many people bordering on fuel poverty as it is at the
and no way of differentiating consumption. More likely an NZ style

I would be surprised if electric vehicles do not have an inbuilt
ability to detect when they are on charge and what rate they are
charging at. If so, the means to measure their electricity use is
already there and just needs to be output.

But involves a challenging job of data and then tax collection; and
loses the chance to incentivise reduced and off-peak travel by car.

Plus nerdy issues - eg if you take your EV to Italy, and France and
Italy (or the EU as a whole) have similar taxes.

I hope that they go for a straight electricity used tax

See my comments on energy poverty.

or a straight mileage tax.

The only sensible plan in my opinion.

Makes a lot more sense to not tax on distance travelled.