Drivers could face a new motoring tax on every mile they drive, according to a new UK government report.
A new Transport Select Committee report addressed how to make up lost tax revenue as drivers switch to electric cars.
In the report, it states the most viable option is taxing motorists on each and every mile they drive.
Also it declares there is likely “zero revenue” from current motoring taxation by 2030.
Meanwhile vehicle excise duty and fuel duty raise around £35billion a year, reports Wales Online.
But committee chairman and Tory MP Huw Merriman labelled it a “£35bn black hole”.
The committee urged the Treasury and the Department for Transport to start a conversation about maintaining investment in roads.
It asked the departments to collaborate to set out their preferred options for replacing the taxes.
Motorists should pay “the same or less” than under current taxes, the MPs insisted.
The report warned: “The situation is urgent. Work must begin without delay.”
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Speaking about the report, Mr Merrimen said: “That’s 4% of the entire tax-take.
“Only £7bn of this goes back to the roads; schools and hospitals could be impacted if motorists don’t continue to pay.
“Net-zero emissions should not mean zero tax revenue.”
RAC Foundation director Steve Gooding said the silver lining of zero-carbon motoring comes “wrapped in a cloud of trouble”.
It comes as new car tax changes are set to have a big impact on petrol and diesel owners.
VED is rising with the retail prices index measure of inflation next April, although the government hasn’t confirmed new rates.
The amount of tax you’ll pay will likely depend on your new car’s CO2 emissions.
Those that emit zero grams per kilometre of CO2 are expected to continue paying zero.