Car fuel whether it be petrol or diesel is something that the government rely on heavily, as it is such a big business and therefore brings in a lot of money to the country. But with advances in motoring and the design of eco cars, meaning far more green vehicles are on the roads, they are finding it increasingly difficult to command prices and make the money that they normally would.
To combat this they are contemplating rising the prices for green vehicles, and implementing this through the road tax we pay. Currently eco friendly cars are in a smaller bracket and therefore cost less to maintain.
The shortfall in the motoring budget could affect things like the conditions of our roads, and the government seem to be realising that although it is a good idea for the environment for them to encourage us to buy these more economically viable vehicles, it might impact them in the future.
The cars offer you a way to get around that is not harmful to the environment, but also a great way to save money on your Comprehensive Car Insurance policies. Low carbon vehicles are therefore great for everyone, especially in the economic climate as it currently is in 2011.
RAC Foundation director Professor Stephen Glaister said: “At some stage a point will be reached when the Government is likely to either start putting up tax on green fuels or the Treasury must accept a cut in its income. For all the talk about sustainable transport there also needs to be a sustainable and equitable tax regime.
“With just 1,500 electric cars registered in Britain at the end of 2010 clearly this is not going to be an overnight problem, but it will have to be tackled sooner or later. Given that there are real doubts that the price of battery-powered cars will fall significantly, drivers are likely to be unhappy with anything that increases their day-to-day outgoings.”
If you are driving on the roads in the UK then you will know that it is a legal requirement to have Car Insurance, a valid MOT certificate and valid road tax.