Victoria mulls taxing electric vehicles

Victoria looks to become the first jurisdiction to implement direct road user charges, according to confidential sources leaked to The Age, with electric vehicles in the immediate firing line:

Victoria is likely to be the first mover, with senior government and industry sources confirming consultations had begun on a charge that is under consideration for May’s Victorian state budget…

The sources, who declined to be named because the consultations were confidential, said there had been “a lot of conversations” and the tax “was on the radar” as both Victoria and NSW look for reforms to stimulate the economy…

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