Skip to content
New issue

Have a question about this project? Sign up for a free GitHub account to open an issue and contact its maintainers and the community.

By clicking “Sign up for GitHub”, you agree to our terms of service and privacy statement. We’ll occasionally send you account related emails.

Already on GitHub? Sign in to your account

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

wants to merge 8 commits into from


Copy link

@Xyleneb 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!

Copy link

@openpolitics-bot openpolitics-bot commented Jan 15, 2018

This proposal is open for discussion and voting. If you are a contributor to this repository (and not the proposer), you may vote on whether or not it is accepted.

How to vote

Vote by entering one of the following symbols in a comment on this pull request. Only your last vote will be counted, and you may change your vote at any time until the change is accepted or closed.

vote symbol type this points
Yes :white_check_mark: 1
No :negative_squared_cross_mark: -1
Abstain 🤐 :zipper_mouth_face: 0
Block 🚫 :no_entry_sign: -1000

Proposals will be accepted and merged once they have a total of 2 points when all votes are counted. Votes will be open for a minimum of 7 days, but will be closed if the proposal is not accepted after 90.

Votes are counted automatically here, and results are set in the merge status checks below.


@Xyleneb, if you want to make further changes to this proposal, you can do so by clicking on the pencil icons here. If a change is made to the proposal, no votes cast before that change will be counted, and votes must be recast.

Copy link
Contributor Author

@Xyleneb Xyleneb commented Jan 15, 2018

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

Copy link

@openpolitics-bot 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.

Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment
None yet
None yet
Linked issues

Successfully merging this pull request may close these issues.

None yet

2 participants