With a hearing expected later in the year, the outcome could have far-reaching consequences for revenue raising from electric vehicles, lawyers say

A stoush between the commonwealth and states over electric vehicle taxes has moved closer to a high court hearing in a process carrying wide-ranging implications for revenue raising, lawyers say.

In September 2021, two drivers of electric cars launched a high court challenge that argued the imposition of a tax of 2-2.5 cents per kilometre by the Victorian government was unconstitutional because the state does not have the constitutional power to impose such fees.

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