Re: [EVDL] No ICE in 10 Years? OT
> Since you have been here,John, the vehicle licensing fees have =
> doubled or
> tripled - it now costs $86 for 2 years. Not as much as Washington, =
> Joseph H. Strubhar
Joe, You think that's bad? In the UK the Vehicle Excise Duty (as =
it's called) is charged at a rate based on the vehicle's CO2 =
emissions. For a Range Rover (or Ford Ranger pick-up) for example, =
the first year's VED is =A3990 (US$1500) per year and =A3440 each year =
And just to silence the OT police, an EV - as it produces no emmisions =
'at source', as it were - pays nothing.
It is worth mentioning tho that last year, for the first time, the =
UK's total income tax revenue was enough to only just cover the cost =
of the Welfare State ie benefits. All other costs, roads, health, =
schools etc came from indirect taxation - like VED and taxes on =
alcohol and cigarettes. This might explain; a/ why the country is =
near enough bankrupt and b/ why there are so many holes in the roads!
Regards, Martin Winlow
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