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Old 01-02-2013, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EV owners in WA to pay extra $100 annual fee

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Quite predictable that it would happen. But might cost Obama some electors if he would ever run for a 3rd term...
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I feel like the government has it out on people trying to save money on gas/oil
You ever look at a car and just wonder why the car companies decided to put so and so engine in it instead of their other more fuel efficient one? Sometimes I feel like, somewhere, car companies are being forced to make their cars a certain way to make MPG less. Plus I've watched "Who killed the electric car" too many times so I'm all conspiracy theorist on this kind of stuff
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It is inevitable. Someone has to pay for road maintenance. EVs currently totally bypass this.

That being said I think a flat fee is a stupid way of dealing with it. I prefer something based on actual use. However, I have no better solution off the top of my head.
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wait till they start charging every body for miles driven , besides the gas tax, GPS in every car, course it's already tracking your phone if they need to . eventually shoe tax, at what point do we change management.
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A hundred dollar charge isn't big in the grand scheme of things, but a per mile tax instead of a flat rate is an excellent idea. Why should someone who drives several miles a day in a compact car have to pay for the upkeep of roads travelled by people who do twenty in an SUV? Or fifty, with a boat trailer?
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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trouble is almost none of the money goes into the roads.
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It is inevitable. Someone has to pay for road maintenance. EVs currently totally bypass this.

That being said I think a flat fee is a stupid way of dealing with it. I prefer something based on actual use. However, I have no better solution off the top of my head.
I've been pushing a tire tax.
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trouble is almost none of the money goes into the roads.
I'd be interested in seeing some info to back up that statement. I did a quick google search and found that most of the tax money does in fact go toward road maintenance, but yes some does get used for other things. This differs from state to state though. The state tax is the majority of the tax. The federal tax is smaller in compairison.
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Interesting.... I thought they were supposed to be promoting electric vehicles.... Just make top speed of your vehicle 34mph

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