No FBT on EVs
It might be time to hold off on an electric car after the federal government passed a new law this week that could make electric cars $12,500 cheaper. it is believed that it could “turbocharge” the shift away from petrol and diesel . cars.
The new laws do not cut the retail price of the vehicles but work by offering a tax benefit by exempting the electric vehicles from fringe benefits tax. Indicative modelling suggests that on average, a consumer could expect to save between $3,000 and $5,000 each year in income tax, thanks to this policy.
The next policy fight on electric vehicles will be a push to exempt the vehicles from luxury car tax, which adds 33 per cent to the cost of cars above a current threshold of $84,916 for fuel-efficient vehicles.
This all bodes well for the Tesla Model Y my wife and I have on order.