25 Apr '13, 6pm

Michigan Jumps On The 'Tax Electric Cars' Bandwagon, Too

Why tax electric cars for not using gas? The current tax-at the-pump is outdated due to so many more fuel options today, vs. 50 years ago. Tax & fees on all vehicles are in of need updating. Just think, we have: propane, natural gas, compressed natural gas, hydrogen, green-bio fuels, recycled-bio oils, ethanol, grid-electricity, renewable-source electricity (solar, wind, etc), petro, etc. Perhaps time to review how we collect tax funds to maintain roads & highway infrastructure. Personally like to see system having a fixed base fee based on vehicle weight + variable fee based on usage (miles). Of note, for context: both travel miles & fuel consumption peaked in 2006 (in US)… so annual gas-tax fees collected have decreased each year since!

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1083757_michigan-jump...

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