Message posted by Colin21 on 18/12/2018 at 1:09pm
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It is pointless quoting fuel costs as nobody knows what will happen when/if BEVs become mainstream. When the government loses fuel duties, as it will if people stop using fossil-fuelled cars, they will want to get that back somehow. If loads of people switch to BEVs, I can see them getting hit with huge rises in road tax to make up for the fuel duty loss, as it would be difficult to tax electricity for vehicle use. So, we would see a tax on BEV ownership, rather than use, which is after all what road tax currently is.
When few people drove diesel cars diesel was cheap, but when diesel cars became popular, the price of diesel rocketed. While BEVs remain a small niche market, running costs are very low, but watch what happens when/if they get really popular!
Whatever happens, the motorist will always lose out, they always do.
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