I find it incredible that EV evangelists that think just because an EV suits their needs, an EV will suit the needs of everyone, therefore it's OK for the government to penalise those naughty people with an ICE for not buying an EV.
It's not about penalising anyone, let alone labeling anyone as naughty. It's about people paying the true cost of what they do. If you really need an ICEV, then you pay more, which is a reflection of the damage that ICEV do to the environment, and the costs that this imposes on the Govt (i.e. the rest of us).