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nightjar wrote:
On 19/04/2021 12:14, Tim+ wrote:
I still think youre over-complicating this. Taxation doesnt need
continuous mileage monitoring, it could be paid monthly or even annually
based on milometer readings....

A system that would require a small army of people to read the odometers

No, you could just submit your mileage yourself. Any under-reporting would
come out in the wash at the first MOT or trade in.

and another small army to collect the revenue. Whereas road fuel duty,
is collected automatically at the point of sale.

To go back to where this started, I didn't say that taxing electricity
use in vehicles was something I expected to happen, simply that it would
be wrong to think it couldn't be done.

I still think it most unlikely. Heck, they cant even get my smart meter at
home to work. Retro-fitting a smart metering system to every EV already on
the road would be decidedly non-trivial compared to a mileage based system.

Expert opinion is that road
pricing will replace road fuel duty and that it will most likely involve
GPS units in every vehicle. ANPR is a possibility, but is vulnerable to
number plate cloning. Either way, it will raise serious privacy issues
and still need a reliable way to collect the revenue.

ANPR cameras are already all over the country monitoring your movements.
What additional privacy issues are you worried about?


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