The above is really only true in Europe, in Wisconsin the first year title+ license can be an extra $450 compared to a normal car. (Depending on your county)GRA wrote: ↑Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:21 pmThe above is one of the reasons I'm not in favor of large subsidies for PHEVs. We wanem to cost enough extra vs. ICEs that the relatively small
% of car buyers who think about TCO won't be able to conclude that they can come out ahead just because of the subsidies.
Considering my little Honda only burned $200 of gas last year anyone looking at TCO could easily conclude it’s not worth PHEV long term based on taxes alone (Which are slated to go even higher), add in The additional insurance Costs and it’s a deal breaker.
Though this is the same issue with a BEV, when your only driving 5000 miles a year it’s really not worth the extra taxes compared to the $27 a Versa would pay in annual gas tax.
I really don’t think we much have to worry about PHEVs taking over the universe when 45 of the 50 states have under 5000 of the PHEVs on the road