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Victoria’s proposed electric car road usage tax gets mixed reactions – ABC News

The Victorian Greens says a plan to tax electric vehicle owners a road usage fee is a “lazy” alternative to wider reform, but a think tank says it is essential…

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The Victorian Government’s plans to tax electric vehicle owners a road usage fee could discourage people from taking up the new technology, an industry group says.
Key points:

  • The Victorian Treasurer says the charge will help create a fairer system for taxing road users
  • It is expected to raise about $30 million per year and will be introduced in July 2021
  • But the Greens and an industry group say it will harm electric vehicle uptake and put Australia behind other developed countries

The new tax was…

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