Twenty-five organisations and businesses are banding together to fight Victoria’s proposed electric vehicle tax, describing the state’s policy as the worst in the world.
- The Victorian government argues the fees will be a fair way to ensure electric car users pay for road maintenance
- But the electric vehicle industry says with uptake already slow, it’s too early to introduce a new tax
- Industry and environmental groups have published an open letter asking Victorian MPs not to support the proposal
The Victorian government is planning to introduce road usage fees of 2.5 cent/km charge for electric and other zero-emission vehicles, including hydrogen vehicles, and a 2.0 cent/km for plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles.
The state government…