Victoria went rogue and introduced a ZLEV (EV) tax in July, under the false pretense that electric vehicles don't pay to use the roads and they will be collecting the tax for the roads…but forgot to mention the ZLEV (EV) tax just goes to state general revenue..not roads, and it is big brother (the Federal government) who collects taxes for road maintenance…not states!
Also didn't divulge that stamp duty, rego, electricity, battery maintenance and consumables such as tyres etc are all far from free, and attract GST which actually does go towards roads. They forgot to mention over a 10 year time frame, petrol is cheaper, and totally neglect our need (environmentally and financially) to get off fossil fuels… yesteryear!
Lastly, a tax is used to slow or stop something. Ie smoking. Why on Earth would you want to slow or stop EV uptake? Totally unethical and uncalled for. A pack of lies to maintain support for the petrochemical industry.
I just saw this fund raiser to challenge the legislation and putting it out there if anyone wants to support it.
John Codogans opinion if interested (with insights into the change in the way taxes are collected from EVs vs old school petrol excise).