Norway has the highest amount of electric vehicles on the planet per capita even though they're a major oil producer because they pay no taxes on EVs, meaning no VAT and no additional vehicle taxes that normal cars are subject to. Additionally, electric vehicles are not subject to road tolls. AT the same time, gas costs 2 dollars a litre, meaning 7,5 dollars a gallon, and that's cheap for Norway, the last time I was there it was higher.
So all we need to do is:
Slap huge vehicle taxes on non-electric cars, Impose a hefty VAT on non-electric vehicles, And tax gasoline until it is $7.50/gal?
THEN weâ(TM)ll start to see sales of electric vehicle increase? I canâ(TM)t imagine any unintended consequences from such market manipulations, can you?
It's already happening (unintended consequences). Now that most modern vehicles use much less gas than before, U.S. states are losing fuel tax revenue and are starting implement 'electric car fees' to make up the difference. Uncle Sam is gonna get their pound of flesh no matter how you try to avoid it. https://insideevs.com/u-s-stat...