Road pricing needed to plug tax deficit left by electric cars
A pay-per-mile road-pricing system must be introduced by the end of the decade because the switch to electric cars risks leaving a GBP40 billion hole in the public finances every year, MPs have been told.
Research to be submitted to the cross-party transport committee today said that charges based on emissions, vehicle weight and traffic levels should replace road taxes by 2030.
It said drivers should be incentivised to opt into the system from 2023 to avoid a “big bang” switch at the end of the decade, which could be politically difficult to deliver.
The report from Greener Transport Solutions, a not-for-profit group, overseen by academics, said that some form of road pricing “will be essential” as the country shifts towards electric vehicles.
- Blake Purely Packaging C4+ 324 x 230 mm Peel and Seal Metallic Padded Bubble...
RRP PRICE: £49.99SALE PRICE: £39.26YOU SAVE: £10.73 This fits your . by entering your model number. Make a difference to your mail with these […]
- Blake Premium Avant Garde C5 229 x 162 mm 130 gsm Heavyweight Extra Strong Peel...
RRP PRICE: £21.36SALE PRICE: £18.99YOU SAVE: £2.37 This fits your . by entering your model number. Make a difference to your mail with these high […]
- 5 Star Envelopes Pocket Peel and Seal Window 100gsm White C5 Ref [Pack of 500]
SALE PRICE: £15.98YOU SAVE: £0.96 About this item This fits your . by entering your model number. Suitable for all kinds of general correspondence […]
- Blake Purely Packaging C4 324 x 230 mm Matt Metallic Padded Bubble Envelopes...
SALE PRICE: £49.27YOU SAVE: £11.96 About this item This fits your . by entering your model number. Make a difference to your mail with these Matt […]