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Wednesday 31 October 2018 6.44pm
All done via a mobile phone app. Park up, plug in, do whatever on the app and away it goes charging the cost to your selected method of payment.
Thursday 1 November 2018 6.55pm
bmovie wrote:
A litre of petrol costs £1.30, of which 58p is duty and 22p is VAT, if most of London switches to electric cars, where will the government make up for the lost duty and VAT revenues?

The government will make it up on NHS spending, since there will be far fewer medical cases caused by car fumes if and when most of London switches to electrically powered vehicles.

https://healthunlocked.com/lungcancer/posts/136357578/car-fumes-potentially-cause-of-lung-cancer

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/369169.stm

https://www.nhs.uk/news/mental-health/car-exhaust-fumes-link-to-autism/

https://www.blf.org.uk/your-stories/car-fumes-are-damaging-my-childrens-lungs
Thursday 1 November 2018 7.38pm
Very happy to have started the discussion. Although many of the new developments may not have car parks it is not without reason to expect some of the new residents to have cars already that they park on the streets or rent spaces in the borough. Thanks James for saying the council are discussing new charging points. Let’s hope they move quickly as the mayor is moving fast to discourage petrol and diesels and it would be nice to see some help from him on this through TFL maybe. Also the lack of a coherent national charging infrastructure plan may be holding up those of us wanting to be environmentally responsible. Before anyone says “get a bike” I’m one of the thousands of self employed Londoners who has a large car full of the tools of his/her trade and there is no bike on the planet capable of doing that job.
Thursday 1 November 2018 11.21pm
Jerry wrote:
Very happy to have started the discussion. Although many of the new developments may not have car parks it is not without reason to expect some of the new residents to have cars already that they park on the streets or rent spaces in the borough. Thanks James for saying the council are discussing new charging points. Let’s hope they move quickly as the mayor is moving fast to discourage petrol and diesels and it would be nice to see some help from him on this through TFL maybe. Also the lack of a coherent national charging infrastructure plan may be holding up those of us wanting to be environmentally responsible. Before anyone says “get a bike” I’m one of the thousands of self employed Londoners who has a large car full of the tools of his/her trade and there is no bike on the planet capable of doing that job.

The internal combustion engine is on its way out: slowly but surely the only examples to be found on our roads will be treasured vintage vehicles rolled out at car rallies and the like, same as the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.

Our planet is in crisis (pollution, global warming, etc.), and switching to an electric power source to move vehicles from A to B is one of the many steps needed to try and slow down or even reverse that damage.

It would be a good thing if us Humans, living in this time period, could be known as the ones who saved our planet.

Even Harley Davidson is coming out with a two wheeled machine that runs on a battery.

Friday 2 November 2018 10.00am
Jules62 wrote:
bmovie wrote:
A litre of petrol costs £1.30, of which 58p is duty and 22p is VAT, if most of London switches to electric cars, where will the government make up for the lost duty and VAT revenues?

The government will make it up on NHS spending, since there will be far fewer medical cases caused by car fumes if and when most of London switches to electrically powered vehicles.

https://healthunlocked.com/lungcancer/posts/136357578/car-fumes-potentially-cause-of-lung-cancer

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/369169.stm

https://www.nhs.uk/news/mental-health/car-exhaust-fumes-link-to-autism/

https://www.blf.org.uk/your-stories/car-fumes-are-damaging-my-childrens-lungs

I don't think the figures stack up. The NHS would have to save £34 billion to offset the loss of revenue from fuel sales. According to one of the studies you quoted, the total saving across Austria, Switzerland and France would be only £16 billion
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