Drivers face additional £700 annual road tolls to compensate for electric cars

Road tollsDrivers face £700 in annual road tolls to compensate for fuel duty (Image: GETTY)

Drivers in Britain could face having to pay hefty road tolls, totalling around £700 a year in road tolls to compensate for the loss in fuel duty as a result of the uptake of electric cars.

Electric cars are expected to become more popular in the UK as more choice becomes available on the market, these vehicles become cheaper and as the Government aims to crack down on dirty petrol and diesel cars.

The Government has also previously stated that the sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2040.

Ahead of that restrictions are likely to be placed on these fuel types to encourage motorists to buy a lower or zero emissions car.

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There is already some evidence of this with changes to vehicle excise duty and the introduction of the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) which charges motorists whose cars don’t meet

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