silverone
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Re: Wisconsin converting EV tax into Economy car tax

Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:20 pm

That sucks for Wisconsin. West Virginia just went through the effort to create a $200/year tax on the 113 EV's in the state. Along with a smaller $100 tax on PHEVs (of which there are in the 300's), they expect to net a whopping $43,000 from the tax this year. That isn't even enough to pay for the politician's to debate the issue!
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jjeff
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Re: Wisconsin converting EV tax into Economy car tax

Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:20 pm

By nature, economy cars are lighter and much easier on the roads. Gas guzzlers tend to be heavier and put more wear and tear on the roads, more gas burnt = more money spent on a gas tax, which should be going to repair the roads. IMO the US should have the balls to do what Europe has been doing for years, have something like a $1 to $2 tax/gallon on fuel, make the burners of lots of fuel actually pay to maintain the road and owners of smaller/lighter vehicles that are much easier on the road, pay less of a tax.
Will this ever happen in the US, HELL no!
I guess I'm OK with some sort of EV tax but I thought one of the points of wanting people to go EV was less pollution in the air/our cities, having a high EV tax kind of goes against that, at least IMO :)
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smkettner
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Re: Wisconsin converting EV tax into Economy car tax

Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:34 pm

Need to convert the gas tax from roads to funding solar.
Make up for all road taxes by a formula of GVWR x miles x MPGe on the registration of ALL vehicles.
Yes the liquid fuel burning cars can pay double.
JMHO
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