Toll roads could be introduced to cover shortfall of tax from electric cars

Staff writer
A view of toll booths along the M6 Toll road in the Midlands. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 4, 2014. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
A view of toll booths along the M6 Toll road in the Midlands. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 4, 2014. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A think tank has warned the government that toll roads may have to be introduced in the UK to make up for the shortfall of tax on petrol and diesel due to the rising number of electric cars on the road.

The study by the Policy Exchange, which was founded by Michael Gove, the environment secretary, said that the fall in the amount of income from petrol and diesel sales could be as high as £170 billion between now and the end of the next decade.