Changes in car taxes: To “replace” lost revenue, electric cars will have to pay annual fees.

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Changes in car taxes: To “replace” lost revenue, electric cars will have to pay annual fees.

ELECTRIC CAR TAXES WILL BE NEEDED “AT SOME POINT” TO REPLACE LOST INCOME, according to an expert.

Close Brothers Motor Finance spokesperson Sean Kemple stated that a “balance” between incentives and income will be needed in the near future.

He suggested that electric cars might have to pay fees “on an annual basis.”

Alternatively, he suggested that electricity be taxed to ensure that EV owners contribute.

“I can’t see any other solution than imposing a tax on the use of those vehicles on the road,” he told This website.

“Take a look at some of the topics that will be discussed.

“An electric Mercedes EQS is heavier than a S-Class with an internal combustion engine.

“In terms of the road, which VED is supposed to cover, it will most likely cause more damage to the road.”

“At some point, that balance will have to be struck.”

“I’m not sure how to go about doing that.”

“Would it be more appropriate to levy annual charges on vehicles or levy annual charges on electricity?”

“I’m not sure,” she says, “and I’m not sure what the best way to replace those tax receipts would be.”

Electric vehicles are exempt from nearly all road charges under current regulations.

For topping up, zero-emission vehicles do not have to pay annual VED rates or fuel duty.

Meanwhile, they are exempt from paying fees in many of the UK’s largest cities’ Clean Air Zones.

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Mr Kemple isn’t the first to suggest that drivers of electric vehicles will soon have to pay to use the roads.

“Tax on EVs will have to go up,” Chris Pateman-Jones, a spokesperson for Connected Kerb, said in November.

“At the moment, you’re looking at four, maximum five pence per mile to drive an EV relative to anywhere between 18 and 23 pence to drive an internal combustion engine car,” he told This website.

“Certainly, some taxes could be added.”

“You don’t want to disenfranchise people by doing it too soon.”

“I do believe that the tax on electric vehicles will have to increase at some point,” he added.

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