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Re: Wisconsin converting EV tax into Economy car tax

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:20 pm
by silverone
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!

Re: Wisconsin converting EV tax into Economy car tax

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:20 pm
by jjeff
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 :)

Re: Wisconsin converting EV tax into Economy car tax

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:34 pm
by smkettner
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