08 Apr '11, 5pm

Is the Electric Car’s Tax-Free Ride Coming to an End?

Is the Electric Car’s Tax-Free Ride Coming to an End?

Well at least it was fun while it lasted. The tax-free joyride electric and hybrid-electric vehicle owners have been enjoying while cruising the highways and byways of America may soon be a thing of the past. A handful of states and the U.S. Government are looking at "vehicle miles traveled" (VMT) standards and other fees for plug-in vehicles to make up for the tax revenue not collected via gasoline taxes. While electric vehicle advocates say it is too early to tax the emergent EV industry, VMT supporters say consumers pumping gasoline into their vehicles shouldn't have to shoulder all of the tax burden for road and highway repair and maintenance. Under the current system in the U.S., unlike most other industrialized countries, funds for road construction and repair come directly from local, state and federal gasoline taxes paid at the gas pump. But as vehicles become more...

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