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Old 05-27-2022, 07:55 PM   #1
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D.C. Wants To Punish Heavy Vehicles, Including EVs, With Increased Fees

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Vehicles weighing 3,499 lbs (1,587 kg) or less would be charged $72, while models weighing between 3,500-4,999 lbs (1,588-2,267 kg) would cost $175. That would jump to $250 for models weighing between 5,000-5,999 lbs (1,589-2,721 kg), before topping out at $500 for vehicles weighing 6,000 lbs (2,722 kg) or more. This means models falling into the heaviest category would see their registration fee climb by $345 annually.



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Sounds entirely reasonable to me. We need to have lighter vehicles whether they are passenger vehicles, delivery vans or whatever. Taxes are one way to accomplish that.

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Old 05-27-2022, 08:17 PM   #3
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The 'proposal' affects vehicles registered in DC City.

Isn't most of the vehicle traffic from Maryland/Virginia etc???
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Old 05-27-2022, 08:19 PM   #4
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I predict this thread will be locked.
I totally disagree with the second post.
Everyone pays a road tax in some form or another.
Why do we need lighter vehicles??


EDIT: I just read the link. That woman is crazy. The heavier the vehicle the more it will hurt when it hits you. I don't even want a VW bug to hit me, ok. It will hurt or even kill me. Nuff said.
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Old 05-27-2022, 09:01 PM   #5
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I don't want to get hit by any car or truck. I don't care how light or heavy it is it will hurt. But you are right most people in the D.C. are living in Virgina or Maryland.
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Old 05-28-2022, 05:35 AM   #6
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I predict this thread will be locked.
I totally disagree with the second post.
Everyone pays a road tax in some form or another.
Why do we need lighter vehicles??
Heavy vehicles are harder on the roads but more importantly they use more energy. A higher tax is payment for that road damage and payment for using fossil fuels to produce that energy. I would support a partial tax exemption for EVs.

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Old 05-28-2022, 06:02 AM   #7
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"Heavy vehicles are harder on the roads but more importantly they use more energy. A higher tax is payment for that road damage and payment for using fossil fuels to produce that energy. I would support a partial tax exemption for EVs."

I agree that heavier vehicles are harder on the roads, but I think the tax is to replace the fuel taxes paid at the pump. Without some way of taxing weight or milage, EVs would pay no road tax at all. Other locations have proposed mileage taxes to replace fuel taxes. How they will deal with the vehicles from outside the District may be problematic.
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"Heavy vehicles are harder on the roads but more importantly they use more energy. A higher tax is payment for that road damage and payment for using fossil fuels to produce that energy. I would support a partial tax exemption for EVs."

I agree that heavier vehicles are harder on the roads, but I think the tax is to replace the fuel taxes paid at the pump. Without some way of taxing weight or milage, EVs would pay no road tax at all. Other locations have proposed mileage taxes to replace fuel taxes. How they will deal with the vehicles from outside the District may be problematic.
How do they figure state and federal road tax on Teslas?
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More fuel used, more tax paid. That already works itself out, especially as many states have higher taxes on diesel fuel which is more commonly used in heavier vehicles. Additionally, at least in Ohio, we pay registration based on gvwr on trucks. A one ton pickup plates cost more than a half ton, regardless of what your actually hauling. My MH registration is also higher than on the Jeep.

The one I donít get is why there are no registration requirements on bicycles even electric bicycles and insurance isnít required. The answer I got was because they are human powered. I got that answer as I was buying licenses for the kayaksÖÖ.
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Most current funding for road maintenance comes from the fuel tax at the pumps. This means that EV are not supporting the use of the roads.
At some point the whole tax system will have to be changed to account for more electric vehicles. In the future you may have to report mileage and an associated tax.

You've got to pay to play no matter what type of vehicle you drive and it makes sense that larger vehicles pay more.
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How do they figure state and federal road tax on Teslas?
I donít know about road tax but where we are we pay tax on hydro when we ďfil it upĒ. Not much though. 5 percent.
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Every time I read something like this it makes me feel like roadkill.
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Sounds entirely reasonable to me. We need to have lighter vehicles whether they are passenger vehicles, delivery vans or whatever. Taxes are one way to accomplish that.

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Sounds entirely reasonable to me that the people who live in D.C. should pay more.
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Rv_Lee I assume you live in DC that your so concern about it's? What's the reason for the higher fee?'

OHIO charges a lot more for registration for an EV vechical. They feel the are missing out on the highway tax on fuel at the pumps.
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