Re: London power meltdown
You can expect homecharging to stay exempt under the excise equivalent exemption of "2000 litres of road fuel per year per premises" for non-commercial production but expect to start seeing excise costs on roadside charging stations soon.
Nope. DfT are in love with the idea of road pricing. There will be no new "fuel duty" on charging, when they can make more money by road charging, and done properly (for them) they can ramp the costs up for congested roads and avoid investing in capacity. Just like the congestion charge in London cleared the roads of the poor, for the relative benefit of wealthy middle class and rich drivers, road charging will be the same. Vauxhall(e) drivers will be cleansed from the M25 to make it clear for BMW X5e drivers.