Raising taxes on something you’re trying to get rid of doesn’t look like a great way to raise lots of money. But it should make a big dent in the culprits’ political popularity, especially with car and motorbike dealers. Another product of climate fantasies.
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The ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward from 2035 to 2032 “at the latest”, a group of politicians and scientists that advise the Government has said.

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) – an independent body that advises ministers on decarbonisation – is asking the Government to provide “detailed policy arrangements” to enable the 2032 ban, reports Auto Express.

The CCC also advises that sales of new motorcycles with an internal combustion engine should be outlawed.

As well as accelerating the ban on sales of all cars and vans with an internal combustion engine, the UK’s road tax (Vehicle Excise Duty) system should be changed even more to further encourage people into buying zero-emission vehicles.

The report said: “Company car tax reforms, alongside purchase grants and preferential tax treatment, are providing a strong consumer incentive to purchase low-carbon vehicles. More could be done with Vehicle Excise Duty to strengthen incentives for all buyers and to discourage the most polluting vehicle purchases.”

Petrol, diesel and hybrid car ban: background

Transport secretary Grant Shapps told BBC Radio 5 Live that a consultation on the ban will look at the date, explaining that it will come into effect somewhere between 2032 and 2035.

Full report here.

via Tallbloke’s Talkshop

June 25, 2020 at 03:51PM