OK fast forwards a few years, to the time when there are a lot of plug in range extender cars. What is going to happen when the Government starts charging fuel duty on the electricty that charges the batteries???
I'm afraid all the stuff we enjoy or need, and a lot of stuff that we don't, all has to be paid for. If it's not a tax on a transport method it'll have to come from elsewhere.
I'd think all governments bank on oil price increasing so, they think it's a stealth tax that will increase over the long term.
I'd love a single tax for personal income with a % based on your income, and all other taxes abolished. Probably end up taking home 5% of your current earnings though.
The only way to avoid tax like this is to move to the Middle East . Problem here is the locals have a penchant for rioting and blocking the roads with burning tyres so nowheres perfect . Does make you question all the western green taxes though when profligacy and energy wasting rules here . Oh and not a single solar panel in the place . Had thought of that as business start up cept expats cant own businesses .You end up paying atleast 50% to a local silent partner to own it for you .
Wont stay here forever though as I thought I was going to meet my death 3x on a 20k drive today . No rules on the roads at all . Think we pay about £5 a month for all our utilities .
Naturally they will as it's not about the environment it's about rasing taxes, then it will be cars running on compressed air next.
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Oh and not a single solar panel in the place . Had thought of that as business start up cept expats cant own businesses .You end up paying atleast 50% to a local silent partner to own it for you .
That's not the only reason why it wouldn't be a good business. Solar (PV) panels become less efficient with higher temperatures. In the Middle East, over a year, it is unlikely a PV panel would ever achieve even a quarter of the efficiency of the same panel used in northern Europe.
In addition PV panels used in hotter climates have a higher failure rate, so you'd have to have a very good warranty scheme, otherwise it'll get expensive for you.
What about solar hot water or ground source heat pumps?
If I knew what I was getting into, I wouldn't have done it...and I would have been wrong.