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London mayor: Self-driving cars? Not without jacked-up taxes, you don't!

katrinab Silver badge

Re: I've never understood...

Most likely a tax on electricity supplied via an electric car charging point.

You could avoid that by charging from a 13A domestic plug, but it would take so long to charge a car with a reasonable range, that it probably wouldn't be worth the effort.

1 litre of petrol is about 10kWh, so it would take about 3h 10m to get the equivalent of 1 litre of petrol through a 13A plug. A typical petrol pump pushes through 50 litres per minute.

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