Putin’s assistant tied transition to electric cars with new fee

The transition to electric cars and cars on gas in the future can lead to the introduction of fees for travel in roads, considers Assistant to the President of Russia Igor Levitin. His statements lead RIA Novosti.

Prospects for the possible appearance of a new collection, it binds that now the roads are contained on the money of road funds, which, among other things, are replenished by excise taxes.

“Today, gas and electricity has no excise tax: or we will have to introduce it, (…) or now the whole world will think about radical reform of payments and fees for using roads. That is, we are talking about the format of child payments: When the excise will not be, but each kilometer will be calculated, “Levitin told, adding that then the car owners would already decide themselves, ride them by car or public transport.

If Russia proceeds to alternative fuels, the country will have to solve the issue with the replenishment of road funds, he stressed. At the same time, Levitin noted that alternative fuels will not cost cheaper than traditional.

In early September, the head of Gazprom Neft, Alexander Dyukov, said that the relatively low cost of owning an electric car is a temporary phenomenon. In the future, she will grow. The head of the company recalled that “significant taxes are paid to the acquisition of gasoline and diesel engines, which are laid in the price of fuel,” and the owners of such taxes are not paying for such taxes. The head of Gazprom Neft suggested that the tax burden should redistribute with increasing the share of electric vehicles in Russia.

At the end of August, the Russian government presented a concept for the development of the production and use of electric road transport, according to which by 2024, at least 25 thousand electric vehicles should be released in the country. By 2030, the share of their production should be brought to at least 10 percent of the total vehicle manufactured.

/Media reports.