According to UFC Que Choisir, the government has just replaced the famous TIPP / TIC (Internal Tax on Petroleum Products / Internal Tax on Consumption) by the TICPE (Internal Tax on the Consumption of Energy Products).
The (unacknowledged) goal of this change is probably to think about the implementation of a taxation of electric kWh intended for road use (which we will call electro-road kWh or road kWh). Indeed, in 2020, if the State does nothing it is, according to UFC Que Choisir, 1,2 billion euros in tax losses which are looming on the horizon ...
Once this has been voted, the implementation of a metering technology to apply this tax would, in the age of hyper-communication and hyper-connectivity, be nothing more than a formality. The current change from electricity meters to smart smart meters (such as the Linky) whose information is accessible remotely is perfectly in line with this policy.
The electric car, already very expensive to buy and therefore to use (overall cost taking into account depreciation) and which has difficulty in attracting users, really did not need this ...
Indeed; even if the measure has not yet been applied, it is a real sword of Damocles on the development of the electric car! It remains to examine the possibility of possible recharging by self-produced renewable energies… which would be, ecologically, the best solution. It is possible if the car is not too "communicative" ...
But by then, we can fear that the hundreds of millions of subsidies granted to manufacturers for the development of the electric car will become just one more state mismanagement and that this tax will kill, once again, the electric car in the egg!
On Econologie.com, we thought about the problem of an electric TIPP since 2009.
To be continued ... you can already continue and participate in the debate from this link.
- Are we going to an electric TIPP? (subject initiated in 2009)
- Discussion topic: should electric energy be taxed for electric cars and road uses of kWh?
- List of electric cars available in France in 2011
- The article UFC Que Choisir