Victorian electric car tax ruled unconstitutional

The High Court has ruled the controversial Victorian road-user tax on electric cars unconstitutional, which charged electric vehicle users based on the distance they travelled.

This decision is of great significance as it sets a precedent, preventing other jurisdictions from introducing similar charges on electric vehicles.

The tax’s removal is vital for promoting the adoption of electric cars in workplaces and encouraging the transition to sustainable, low-emission transportation, as it eliminates a financial barrier for electric vehicle users.


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First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 24 October 2023