As electric cars become more common, the consumption of traditional transport fuels will also drop, which knows the notch widening at about the same pace as the return on various fuel taxes.
The hot and still largely unresolved question is, what to replace?
This is currently being discussed, for example, in the Ministry of Finance 's Transport Tax Working Group, which is expected to respond by spring 2021.
In practice, dripping fuel tax revenues can be replaced, for example, by various regional or monitoring-based tolls and, for example, by increasing the vehicle tax based on the car's daily use and ownership base.
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On the other hand, what is written entirely in stone is not that revenue replacing fuel taxes could also be collected from outside transport.
At least in theory, one of the alternatives is to increase the electricity tax, which, like transport fuels, would direct taxation on energy consumption and not on how and where that energy is ultimately used.
Admittedly, a big problem for electricity is that the same energy, unlike transport fuels pumped into easily controlled tanks, can be used not only for driving, but also for many other needs, such as heating a building or cooking.
In any case, the next tax decisions related to transport may be in the autumn, when the government will consider at least possible tax changes for company cars.