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Great news for Uber drivers with electric cars, there is a good chance that the tax will be struck down as unconstitutional.
 

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Great news for Uber drivers with electric cars, there is a good chance that the tax will be struck down as unconstitutional.
if they lose it then they'll just charge a flat rego fee per year across the board for EV and Plug in hybrid. That could be 5 time or 10 times vs ICE vehicles to make up for the shortfall or another way that might take place and legal is to just front load the tax on purchases. As they say. More than 1 way to skin a cat.

they are just trying to get in early to avoid a bigger fight up the road where most of the vehicles are EV.
which will kind of discourage users in purchasing an EV in the 1st place because they'll have to pay a surcharge to drive it everywhere making it so that they don't actually save any money compared to a fuel efficient ICE vehicle.
 

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In a media statement, Jack McLean, lawyer for the drivers, said his clients would argue the State of Victoria lacked the constitutional power to levy the tax, though he did not go into further detail.
Yeah, funny about that.

How did these galahs get a gig at the High Court so easily?
 

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I very much doubt that this challenge will be successful as an excise is a tax on the manufacture or sale of goods whereas this is a tax based on distance travelled.

If this tax was unconstitutional as an excise so would be the various passenger service levies charged per taxi and rideshare trip.
I hope you're wrong mate, but you're known as the smartest man on this forum for a reason.
 
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