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Thursday,17 November 2022 at 17:11
imposition of road tax on previously exempt electric vehicles will drive
motorists away from buying zero-emission cars before a ban on the sale of
petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, according to industry experts.
Electric vehicles will no longer be exempt from vehicle excise duty from April
2025, Jeremy Hunt announced in what he called a policy decision to make
motoring taxes fairer.
He cited data from the Office for Budget Responsibility, which forecast that
half of all new vehicle sales would be electric by 2025.
UK and European markets
fell for a second straight day as investors focused on
geopolitics and a big budget announcement in the U.K.
U.S. stocks faltered as
optimism around easing inflation and a Federal Reserve policy shift waned.
Oil prices fell as
concerns over geopolitical tensions eased and rising numbers of Covid-19 cases
in China added to demand worries in the world’s largest crude importer.
Gold priced lower.
At the close
FTSE 100 7,346 (-0.06%)
FTSE 250 19,122 +0.05%
DAX 14,266 +0.23%
Dow Jones 33,391 (-0.49%)
S&P 500 3,921 (-0.92%)
NASDAQ 11,092 (-0.81%)
UK 10-YR YIELD 3.201
Gold $1,758 (-0.78%)
Brent $90.01 (-2.78%)
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