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Replace Vehicle Excise Duty and Fuel Duty: The Trilogy #626

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Xyleneb commented Jan 15, 2018

Let me give you an idea of what this does:

  1. Stops hydrogen and ethanol alternatives from being mistargeted under 'fossil fuels', so you are allowed these.
  2. Permits hybrid cars and tractors.
  3. This line's particular eloquence ("maximum continous output of the main driving motor") ensures that:
    3A. Multiple driven axles aren't penalised by the tax system (you can have 4x100kW and you will only be charged for one 100kW).
    3B. Allows apples to apples comparison of vehicles, as the spec sheet details typical kW output of the motor(s) rather than short-term output that would drain the battery source in under 15 minutes.
    3C. Permits temporary under/over-volting, which simply won't be of any concern to the taxman unless you want to re-register your vehicle with the changed values.

It offers a great many incentives to go electric. It takes a system as complicated as this and explains it within roughly six paragraphs. I defy you to find a better system anywhere within here...

That said, I'm mainly pleased because it's not a copy-paste policy. It's not just "let's do this". It was hammer-and-chisel effort.

So yeah I'm pleased with it. But your scrutiny, please!

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Xyleneb commented Jan 15, 2018

Also sorry for the number of "commits" I was arguing with the way the github editor does things.

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openpolitics-bot commented Apr 16, 2018

Closed automatically: maximum age exceeded. Please feel free to resubmit this as a new proposal, but remember you will need to base any new proposal on the current policy text.

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