Electric anyone?

LouG

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Nutty Julie, that's Julianne Genter, wants to subsidise electric cars by putting a gas guzzler surcharge on larger petrol vehicles.
Luckily, my Cupra has pretty good consumption test figures, even though you'd never see them in real life.
But the Double cab and SUV buyers will be a bit miffed. I won't be surprised if they get a RUC increase as well.
And, I bet she won't want to subsidise Teslas for the rich. Slow battery cars only.
I feel really sorry for younger people who will be facing decades of fun free life.
 

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As in a previous post, time to move out of this place. You can tooo and take your retirement as well.
 

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There's a bunch of reasons I don't want an electric car. One of them (and it's pretty high on the list) is that Julie Ann Genter wants me to have one.
 

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As in a previous post, time to move out of this place. You can tooo and take your retirement as well.
Easier said than done. 20 years ago I would be gone. Now it's problematic, especially with my wife's profession.
We could go when she retires, but I'd be too old then to give a damn.
It's funny how NZ has changed. All the 'issues' we have now that people never used to care about, but now want to ban. Guns, alcohol, salt, sugar, speeding, having a laugh. The wowsers want to kill all my fun.
 
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Here in the US. states are now realizing how much revenue they are loosing due to lack of gas tax. I remember this news story where Illinois wants to increase annual registration renewal by as much as $1000 US.

 

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Here in the US. states are now realizing how much revenue they are loosing due to lack of gas tax. I remember this news story where Illinois wants to increase annual registration renewal by as much as $1000 US.

That will happen here too. We have a separate road tax on non petrol engined vehicles, it doesn't apply to electric now, but will soon.
 

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