Political dogma of electric cars
Sir, – The insane rush to get electric cars on the road to “save the planet” proves that political dogma has superseded common sense.
On each litre of petrol or diesel there is a fuel duty rate of 57.95 pence or £2.63 a gallon. To this is added VAT but businesses can recover this.
There is a road tax which is based on emission levels, and electric vehicle owners pay nothing.
They also get up to £4,500 of a grant from the Government, paid for from the taxes of those
who cannot afford a new car far less an electric one.
As the number of electric vehicles increases then the revenue from fuel duty and road tax will plummet and grants increase.
The UK and Scottish governments will have created a huge financial hole of billions of pounds with nothing planned to fill it. Have they even thought about it? Clark Cross. 138 Springfield Road, Linlithgow.