Tesla, an electric vehicle company, is lobbying the UK government for a tax hike on internal combustion engines and a ban on the sale of new vehicles of this type from 2030, according to online sources.
Tesla has been supporting the introduction of incentive measures for the purchase of electric vehicles over the years, according to reports. In addition, the manufacturer has always taken a clear position on this issue, believing that the best solution is additional taxation of vehicles, the operation of which leads to the emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere.
The source notes that Tesla has submitted a proposal to the UK government to increase taxes on gasoline and diesel vehicles. We are talking about the measures that were proposed by the automaker last summer, but it became known about them only now. In addition to the tax increase, Tesla proposed to the British government to raise fuel duties, and the funds received in this way to use subsidies and tax breaks for buyers of vehicles on electric traction.
“Supporting the use of zero-emission vehicles through mechanisms to make owners of new fossil fuel vehicles pay for the damage they cause makes sense.“, – the source cites an excerpt from Tesla’s statement.
The need for incentive measures was highlighted along with the proposal to introduce a complete ban on vehicles with internal combustion engines by 2030. The source also notes that Tesla is the only automaker to support the ban.
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