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Should Teslas (& EVs) cop luxury car tax?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Nuclear Fusion, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. GrimRe

    GrimRe Member

    Aug 18, 2019
    Sydney, Australia
    Hmmm... yes good points. Say you are a nurse working night shifts on 75k, you can’t exactly afford a new Tesla nor take public transport to work. The Ferrari example I personally am not too fussed about. If somebody wants to buy a Ferrari and not drive it to reduce operating costs then in theory it benefits everyone. Maybe their second daily driver car will at least be an EV?

    Perhaps the supposed road tax plus emissions tax are in conjunction with other initiatives to help bring EV to the masses. Say reduced rego, “cash for clunkers”, reduced tolls plus higher tax deductions for work travel. This way; a nurse earning $75k could in theory buy a $50k AUD EV as the total cost of ownership would be equivalent to say a $30k econ box (Yaris etc) all things considered.

    for small business such as sole tradies, they should be able to access instant asset write offs for EVs to help with their cash flows.
  2. ShockOnT

    ShockOnT ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️

    Jun 26, 2016
    That’s true. In fact, even without programming bias in, the AI can develop its own biases for the same reasons we do.
    Some examples:
    this US DoJ software made to work out how likely someone was to commit another crime to assist with sentencing guidelines gave higher risk scores to black criminals.
    Machine Bias — ProPublica
    And this Amazon hiring AI fire shortlisting job applicants that preferentially decided that men were better choices when hiring software programmers than women.
    Machine Bias — ProPublica
    But even with the shortcomings of AI, if it is given careful limits and regualarly reviewed it should be better than humans. At least it should be more evidence-based and incorruptible.

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