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post #1 of 5 Old 05-06-2013, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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New Jersey Punishes Electric Drivers

As a result of more electric cars on the road and less fuel tax revenue, some states and municipalities are trying to find creative ways to get their taxes. How they plan to do this is by taxing the EV driver. A bill in New Jersey is being sponsored that will charge EVs a fee of 0.00839 cents per mile. For the average EV being driven about 12,000 miles per year, that comes out to $100.68 in tax. Read the article here to learn more of the details.

Personally, I find it ridiculous to tax EV drivers who pay a premium to own electric and who's vehicles make far less impact on the environment.



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post #2 of 5 Old 05-14-2013, 09:01 AM
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I feel sorry for New Jersey drivers who really need a EV to save on gas costs. I have driven in New Jersey, so I know some of their roads. Seems like Gov. Christie needs more money for his huge daily meals!

There is a way around, however. Just buy an electric vehicle and register it in another state. Since this new tax is for New Jersey registered EVs, the EV owner can go against this issue. When the Gov. sees his gas tax income decrease, then he has no other solution but to increase gas taxes to compensate. This will reduce gas consumption and get more out-of-state EVs in!
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-14-2013, 11:02 AM
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So we buy a fuel efficient vehicle, supporting a brand that's government backed and they feel they can just charge people for driving these cars by the mile. How about charging every one with a gas engine car by the mile as a gas guzzler tax?

It is just $100/year so to some people that won't be anything to worry about especially with how much they save by not paying for gasoline. it works out to be one less Starbucks frappuccino every couple of weeks LOL

I guess Spark EV drivers in states that do this can always start a petition.
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-27-2013, 05:08 PM
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I feel sorry for New Jersey drivers who really need a EV to save on gas costs. I have driven in New Jersey, so I know some of their roads. Seems like Gov. Christie needs more money for his huge daily meals!
Haha... I don't really know much about the guy but he strikes me as a politician that's more honest than most. He doesn't stick to party lines and has his own opinion. He is a Republican yet he congratulated Obama on his response with Hurricane Sandy before the elections. He also hates the Jersey Shore TV show, so that's a plus in my book.
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-29-2013, 11:54 PM
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The road taxes need to supplemented if EVs becomes widely adopted. Charging a per mile basis is probably the fairest way to do it.
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