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'Tax trucks, not electric cars' – an economist's controversial proposal
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26th Nov 2020
7 min read

'Tax trucks, not electric cars' – an economist's controversial proposal

As several states propose dedicated taxes for electric cars in lieu of the fuel excise, an Australian economist has suggested a potentially controversial alternative plan for "fairly" taxing road users to cover national road maintenance. Richard Denniss, Chief Economist at The Australia Institute think tank, has slammed misconceptions that the fuel excise gives electric cars a free ride, suggesting the Federal Government should instead increase taxes on heavy trucks.
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Electric cars 'increase government revenue', report claims
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28th Sep 2020
5 min read

Electric cars 'increase government revenue', report claims

As debate continues to rage over whether electric cars should be subsidised or taxed in Australia, a new report has suggested their uptake could help, not hinder, government revenue – once economic and societal benefits are taken into account.
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