By Paul Homewood
h/t Ian Magness
Meanwhile back in Eco-Land, the numpties are unhappy:
The cost of charging an electric car on the road has soared by nearly 60pc in eight months, making the vehicles more costly to run on long journeys than petrol motors.
Rapid charge points used by motorists topping up on long drives are now nearly £10 more expensive than filling up a car with petrol, analysis by motoring body the RAC revealed.
Alongside surging energy prices, a key reason behind the cost is that VAT is charged at 20pc on public networks, compared to 5pc for domestic energy use.
Charging an electric car at home is still much cheaper than buying a tank of fuel at the pumps, but many drivers are unable to install a charger at home because they do not have off-street parking.
It comes as new petrol and diesel cars are due to be banned from Britain’s roads within years as the Government pushes to reach net zero by 2050.
Yet critics say the tax levied on public electric vehicle charge points poses a threat to the Government’s ambitions.
Some believe ministers are reluctant to take the “obvious” step of setting VAT at 5pc across the board because electric vehicles are seen as elitist.
The numpties apparently have not realised that owners of petrol cars don’t only pay 20% VAT on petrol, but also swingeing fuel duties, which the aforesaid numpties will soon have to pay as well.
Maybe money grows on trees in Eco-Land!
via Watts Up With That?
January 12, 2023 at 12:45AM