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Victoria Registrations - the most short sighted legislation of the year award!

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Higgy, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Higgy

    Higgy Member

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    I have received my renewal and no discount so rang Vic Roads.

    The hybrid discount does not apply to Teslas it only applies to hybrids as defined as driven by "both electricity and fuel"...as the Tesla is electricity only it does not receive the discount!

    Now this is one of the funniest rulings ever!

    Cheers
    Higgy
     
  2. Jude

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    Will you challenge it? I can't fathom that was the intention ...
     
  3. gizmonty

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    Someone has to pay to pick up all those stray discharged electrons you're leaving in your path.
     
  4. Higgy

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    Not worth challenging - worth the $100 for amusement value...I will use it whenever a Victorian poli or bureaucrat is pushing their green credentials.

    PS - I did put in a "complaint" so will see if this yields anything.
     
  5. SW2Fiddler

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    Now that's loony enough to be a Texas rule.
    And that is saying something...
     
  6. Chuq

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    Didn't the Victorian energy minister or transport minister attend the Richmond SC opening? Would she (I think) be approachable on this, perhaps via a semi-public method such as twitter?
     
  7. meloccom

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    I would say that would come under the Victorian Minister of Roads which is currently The Hon Luke Donnellan
    Twitter Handle @LukeDonnellan
     
  8. Telepilot

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    Tesla obviously isn't the first electric car so I'd suggest Victorian EV drivers have been banging their heads for some time now...
     
  9. alpal

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    Yes, had this same argument last week with four of the 'senior' experts at Vic Roads in Heatherton, where I can personally attest to the fact that there is absolutely no room for logic in that organisation. If I hadn't already wasted a trip to Carltin Vic Roads the week prior only to have my application rejected on a minor technicality, I would have escalated the argument. Yes it's only $100 but the principal seems pretty obvious.

    Anyway, in light of the enormous amount of luxury car tax that is generated by these sales (and one wonders why this hasn't been eliminated - 0 [thats 0] emissions), this amount and argument does appear moot.

    But I suppose I should write a letter...
     
  10. TesAus

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    Is this the wrong time to mention that we did get a discount (albeit about $40 I think) for NSW road tax....?
     
  11. danielp

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    I think the coffee is better in nsw too. Victoria needs to get its act together.

    :p
     
  12. Keiron

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    It would seem that a few letters to the minister for waffle- (opened the Tesla Richmond site) is in order. Plus the Vicroads guys.... Surrounded by idiots... The degradation of the human spirit begins with a bureaucrat covering their arse rather than doing the job. Then we all just accept it.. When logic escapes what replaces it?

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    Good to see you havent died Higgy! Go get ':cursing:ém.
     
  13. alpal

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    Yeah, but people who think Nescafé's pretty good deserve to live in Sydney. :wink:
     
  14. TesAus

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    We are pretty tolerant in Sydney, but that may be going too far! Nescafé really?!
     
  15. doctorwho

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    I've tweeted him but I'm not expecting a reply
     
  16. paulp

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    I thought this was a motoring forum?
    but since coffee has been raised, its way better at my place. Qld beans personally micro roasted at coastal elevation in adelaide, and importantly in the presence of my tesla, so no added petrol fumes to spoil the flavour and aroma.
     
  17. ChrsiH314

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    No discount for Tesla - not a hybrid

    "There's no reason for it, it's just our policy"
     
  18. danielp

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    paulp, any chance you'll share?

    What really makes a car a hybrid anyway? Complexity?

    Does an i3 with range extender count as a hybrid?
     
  19. timpoo

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    It was actually Lily d'Ambrosio who opened the Richmond store. She is quite active and I'm sure one of her staffers will look into it.
     
  20. paulp

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    My roasted beans are always ready for a visit from a tesla owner.
     

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