Australia is on the cusp of becoming the first country in the world to discourage the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) through targeted road-user chargesThere were 9,244 new cases Friday.
The state governments of Victoria and South Australia have proposed new levies on low-emission vehicles to compensate for their avoidance of fuel excise tax, with both state treasurers justifying the policies as an attempt to ensure all motorists pay their fair share for road maintenancespecial_label.
Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas said in November that the proposed levy – which would come into effect on July 1 and charge EV users 2The individuals work..5 cents for every kilometre they travel – would raise $30 million over four years and cost the average motorist between $260 and $300 a year.
He toldThe effectiveness o?The New Daily:1618223620929,?on Thursday, however, that the levy would raise less revenue than the $45 million the state government had put towards policies supporting greater EV uptake.
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