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Old 05-13-2021, 01:07 AM   #1
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We are being charged an extra $100 for registration per year for having a car with good gas mileage. If u have an all electric car the price jumps to 300$. Does this seem fair to you.
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If your car does not use gas or diesel it does not pay road tax at the pump. You are still using the roads so the state has to collect the tax some other way. Usually they add it to the registration fee. It's fair.
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We are being charged an extra $100 for registration per year for having a car with good gas mileage. If u have an all electric car the price jumps to 300$. Does this seem fair to you.
Yes - it does seem fair.

All cars use the roads, and the way the roads are currently paid for is through the fuel tax on both the state and federal levels. If one is driving an electric car they are essentially using the roads without paying their fair share of upkeep, maintenance, etc.

Why should those pumping fuel have to pay for you to use the roads?
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[QUOTE][Why should those pumping fuel have to pay for you to use the roads?/QUOTE]



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Surcharge on Hybrid is $100.00, All Electric is $200.00. It does not apply to vehicles that get good mileage with no electric help. The fuel tax you will save over the course of the year will well exceed that cost.
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Old 05-13-2021, 08:34 AM   #7
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You've been paying more than that already but it's been hidden in the price of the gasoline you used. If you had it laid out in front of you how much you've paid in fuel tax for a year of SUV driving driving versus your car's use plus the fee you'd see it and go "Oh, OK." But I agree, I'd like to see them do it a bit differently. It does rub one the wrong way initially but I personally have no better solutions up my sleeve. The highways take a lot of money to build and maintain.
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Fair..........hardly

Should be higher rate fee

State/Fed Fuel taxes cost me $18 per 35 gallons
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Old 05-13-2021, 10:18 AM   #9
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Fair..........hardly

Should be higher rate fee

State/Fed Fuel taxes cost me $18 per 35 gallons
I agree,,, I'd think the OP's registration needs to be upped a bit as well to make things more even.

Here in Texas, I pay annual registration and inspection,, cost varying between $60 and $132 per each of our vehicles. Of course we still have to pay the taxes at the pumps too.
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Years ago I was working on a road contract in a Louisiana border town. Talking to a guy working with us I noted a local helper said he was from Louisiana but had Arkansas plates and asked about that. He said he tagged his truck as his sister's because she lived in Arkansas and to tag it in Louisiana would cost him like an extra $400 a year in road use tax.
I said "Wow! Really? Seems like a lot of money. If everyone one here is paying that much in road fees every year then why are the roads so bad?"
His very casual and immediate reply was: "Well sure, because the politicians steal all the money."


No idea how accurate any of that actually was, just stuck with me over the years.
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We are being charged an extra $100 for registration per year for having a car with good gas mileage. If u have an all electric car the price jumps to 300$. Does this seem fair to you.
Well Right we did reduce water pollution standards to ahem get cleaner water for drinking. Urp Well Yea we Conservatively reduced Cafe or MPG requirements on vehicles to yep get more cleaner air for us to breath.

OK stop rolling your eyes its too good for them.

So cutting taxes for those that buy tons of fuel for their daily commute with lower MPG vehicles, well it fits RIGHT in the polluted smog stream no? There was a time when the registration fees were set by the weight of the vehicle being driven to encourage people towards more economical lighter vehicles, but now things are a changing technology wise but I would fully support registration by WEIGHT/HP/SIZE as factors to compute registration taxes.

As they used to say in PA, OH, TX etc drill baby drill, frack it all out, till the well water turned gassy and greasy and can even be set on fire.
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Almost forgot: Make believe you just purchased a new RV Class C or A or B and figure out the cost of getting your plates in AZ! Fun wow.
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Since electric vehicles don't pay road use taxes collected by fuel taxes, a number of States are seriously considering taxing per mile driven rather than per gallon of fuel used. Sounds fair to me.
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