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Ramblin Wreck
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Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
Gasoline taxes go towards road maintenance. Seems a bit unfair to avoid paying their fair share.


Rooskie
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
Absolutely.


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UcobiaA
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
They should. Don't know how you would enforce it though. Maybe a meter on charging stations or something, no idea if that is feasible though.


idlewatcher
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
Support. Start it up


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YumYum Sauce
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
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Don't know how you would enforce it though


If they know how much freaking data I use on my phone every month. They can track a cars usage


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cajuncarguy
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Member since Jun 2013
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
There is a move to tax them annually like license plates but that doesn't take in miles driven and load carried. That's what will wear out the roads.

The fair system would be a digital control/billing system where the vehicle talks to the charging system and gets billed through an electrical system separate from a building's regular electrical system. Cheating would be identified by an registered VIN.

But those that are pushing electrical vehicles want to use regular household electricity to put all of the road upkeep cost onto internal combustion vehicle owners. Another wealth transfer mechanism.
This post was edited on 11/23 at 9:56 pm


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Lofaso
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
Charge electric vehicle owners based on vehicle weight and mileage when they renew their state vehicle inspection. Could also charge all vehicle owners the same way and eliminate or greatly reduce state gasoline tax.
This post was edited on 11/23 at 9:58 pm


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ds_engineer
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
Mississippi charges an annual electric car tax of $75 for hybrid vehicles and $150 for electric. The states gonna do what the state does best, create new taxes.


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Eli Goldfinger
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
They’ll have to shift the tax to tires


TigerMan79
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
How about we hold the government accountable for how they spend the tax dollars that they already get?


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Jcorye1
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
They should, but the problem becomes tracking those miles. As someone who previously did IFTA audits, there's no way you're doing that with any accuracy outside of putting data collection units in every single vehicle. Total miles isn't that hard with odometers, it's jurisdictional mileage.


BigJim
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
Or some other equivalent


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cajuncarguy
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
You wouldn't have to track the miles if the electrical version of "Pay at the Pump" would be set up with a digital ID and billing system.


Jcorye1
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
Yuck. Talk about massive government overreach.


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Rooskie
Minnesota Fan
MN
Member since Oct 2019
643 posts

re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
I have a propane powered truck I don't pay road tax on, so I have to fill out a form each year with my miles and pay the tax that way. Yes it's sort of a be honest type of tax, but the audit would be thorough and you wouldn't do that again after you get out of prison.


tigerterrace
Auburn Fan
Mobile, Alabama
Member since Sep 2016
1181 posts

re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
I think they should just charge whatever the charge would be for 12K miles a year and be done with it....Collect on the car tag.

If a person wants to adjust under 12K then that would be an option.


cajuncarguy
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Member since Jun 2013
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
Suppose you drive around the country thru several states. How does each state that you drive thru collect road use fees?

Pay at the Plug.


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GeauxxxTigers23
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
No. Taxes suck. If we can get away from a gas tax by going electric then that’s a good thing.


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auggie
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
The Teslas should pay an ugly tax.


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Pelican fan99
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re: Should electric cars pay road usage tax based on miles driven?
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Gasoline taxes go towards road maintenance.
good one


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