The Australian High Court has ruled against the state of Victoria’s taxes on hydrogen and plug-in hybrid vehicle owners — known as Zero and Low-Emission Vehicles (ZLEVs) — often called the “worst EV policy in the world,” stating that only the federal government can impose excise duties. 

What Happened: The tax was implemented in 2021, charging up to 2.8 cents for every kilometer traveled in an EV, according to a report by the Australian Associated Press.

"The ZLEV charge is, as its name suggests, a tax on ...

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