Martin Lewis gives money-saving advice on VED car tax

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Richard ‘Moggy’ Morgan, host of Quest’s Vintage Voltage said it was a case of “how” electric cars would be taxed than if they would be. He said it was unlikely fees would be issued directly to the electricity supply.

Instead, drivers were likely to be hit with fees through a black box installed in their vehicles to monitor how much they drive.

Alternatively, he warned a new scheme could use number plate recognition cameras to identify where cars travel to.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, he said: “At some point, once that tipping point has been reached, the Government will say ‘right we’ve incentived enough now’.

“Just like solar panels on your roof, that’s stopped, because the tipping point has happened now.

“They’ve kickstarted that market, there’s lots of people on solar, they can’t sustain that anymore.

“At some point, taxation on electric cars will happen.

“How will it happen? Well you can’t tax electricity because that’s not going to end well.

“Electricity is used for lots of things, not just to power electric vehicles, to heat people’s homes etc.

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“Electricity is used for lots of things, not just to power electric vehicles, to heat people’s homes etc.

“The way it will probably go is having some kind of pay per mile type system.

“Where essentially you are paying for the vehicle tax in a ‘how many miles do you do per year’ type situation.

“Whether that’s a black box thing in your car or number plate recognition systems, I don’t know.

“I don’t think, I know at some point electric vehicles will be taxed and it’s just a case of how are you going to do that.”

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