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Switch to electric cars will leave a £30BILLION
tax black hole that will
have to be filled by road pricing,
Tony Blair's institute says

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Posted By: Ribicon, 8/31/2021 12:16:45 AM

Billions of pounds of new road taxes are needed to plug the tax shortfall set to be created by the switch to electric cars, a new report warns today. The study, by the think-tank led by Tony Blair, argues that ‘road pricing’ is needed to replace the more than £30billion in revenue generated annually from motoring taxes. This would see drivers pay per mile or per minute for the amount of distance or time spent on the roads. The report, by the Tony Blair Institute For Global Change, urges ministers to reveal how they plan to replace current motoring taxes within a year, warning it may become ‘politically impossible’


Be forced to buy an expensive electric car in which you'll be taxed by the minute. These control freaks can never get enough, and they do this by our leave.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Come And Take It 8/31/2021 12:19:28 AM (No. 898884)
I wonder if Britain has the power grid and capacity to charge these millions of electric vehicles. We for certain do not in America, and since coal, natural gas and nuclear are bad, we best be building a lot of solar panels and windmills (with Chinese rare-earth batteries) to make it happen. Or perhaps we can use unicorn farts. Same chance of it working.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: NotaBene 8/31/2021 2:06:03 AM (No. 898925)
Electric cars burn up.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: hershey 8/31/2021 7:20:15 AM (No. 899016)
#1 you just gave me a mental picture of a Unicorn strapped down in the trunk of a teeny car...thanks !! LOL....
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFNader 8/31/2021 8:21:03 AM (No. 899070)
See article in the bunk above.....
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Phantomll 8/31/2021 8:49:37 AM (No. 899096)
Folks in New Orleans will be without power for at least three weeks. What if they all had EVs? Of course, the environmental wackos never mention this scenario.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Laotzu 8/31/2021 9:12:22 AM (No. 899118)
How about those folks who won't put a cell phone to their head and are constantly on their speakerphone? Are they going to run along the side of the car? I guess it makes no sense to tax the people show suddenly escaped taxation, right? Can't let a crisis go to waste when it comes to sticking it to the average citizen.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MickTurn 8/31/2021 9:48:49 AM (No. 899182)
Think of the ugliest, junk vehicle you've ever add in a reality that EV's are rolling Bombs...Climb in, take a nice drive... Remember it's only a matter of time before your car blows up and you BURN! Have a Nice Day!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bohallx 8/31/2021 12:33:50 PM (No. 899440)
ALL electric vehicles are considerably lighter than internal combustion driven vehicles. They will put less wear and tear on the roads. There's his 30 billion pounds.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 8/31/2021 1:18:00 PM (No. 899515)
And gas and diesel cars will PAY TWICE, I'm sure.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: NYbob 8/31/2021 1:36:23 PM (No. 899546)
You have it backwards #8. Battery packs are heavy, which is nice for center of gravity when you make them the floorboard, but they make the average EV heavier than ICE vehicles. The EV average curb weight is approximately 200 kilograms greater than the average ICE automobile (Figure 3). According to global vehicle transport company Kar-Tainer, “this relates mainly to the relatively low energy density of lithium-ion batteries as opposed to petrol fuel.”
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 8/31/2021 2:05:23 PM (No. 899583)
#10, is correct. Apparently #8 has been reading some misinformation about EVs and hybrids, not the facts. The post about 'hydrogen vents' in another thread was just as counterfactual as the 'lighter vehicles'. Hybrids are always heavier than the equivalent gas car. They have added batteries, battery support structures, and a heavy electric motor and generator unit. All of these are not installed on the gas car, and added weight on the hybrids. EVs typically have to have every available nook and cranny filled with heavy batteries to get "up to" 1/3 to 1/4 the range of a gas car. If that gas car had the same volume of fuel tank as the battery volume of an EV, the range would be 10-20 times the EV. Batteries are extremely low energy density compared to gasoline or diesel fuel.
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