Introduce A Rising Carbon Emissions Tax For Vehicles
There are only two ways to get people out of fossil fuel cars and into EV's..
1) Offer big incentives that they can't resist
2) Hurt them in the pocket until it hurts so bad they concede
A rising Carbon Emissions Tax would mean that EV owners pay nothing, and fossil fuel owners pay a price based on the cars CO2 emissions. the higher the emissions the more they pay.
What this means is that people pay to pollute, they pay for how much damage they are causing to the Climate. They can't have any arguement against that principle.
All revenues from this would be allocated to funding EV charging points, because the more of these we have, the more people will gain confidence to switch to an EV. This would require a change to Tax laws, but has to be done to be able to ringfence the funds for the right purpose.
Why the contribution is important
Vehicles are the biggest cause of Jersey Climate Chage emissions, we need strong measures to tackle this, because a lot of people won't change voluntarily no matter how convincing the arguements are. Some people will drive fossil fuel cars for the rest of their lives, until the cars fall apart if they can't buy new fossil fuel cars, ignoring Climate Change, ignoring the health issues caused by the pollution they leave behind for others to breathe in. Some people say they will never buy an EV, despite never even trying one and finding out just how much better they are to drive than fossil fuel cars. Pay to pollute is a fair scheme for all levels of earners, because it's based on how much each person damages the Climate.
by TheResearcher on February 07, 2021 at 10:34PM