28 Apr '13, 5am

New Jersey Bill Would Tax Electric Car Drivers By the Mile: S-2531 would tax electric and alternative fuel (CN...

New Jersey Bill Would Tax Electric Car Drivers By the Mile Tweet S-2531 would tax electric and alternative fuel (CNG) cars at 00.839¢ per mile and would not apply to hybrid cars. TRENTON, N.J. — Drivers who buy an electric car to beat the price of gasoline won't beat the tax man if one New Jersey lawmaker has his way. The state senator wants to tax electric cars by the mile to pay for road maintenance. But the proposal has a catch: As it's written, electric car owners would pay more than if they paid the state's current set of gas taxes, which total 14.5 cents a gallon. In the bill, S-2531 proposed by Democratic Sen. James Whelan of Atlantic City, N.J., electric and alternative-fueled vehicles would be charged a fee of 0.00839 cents per mile traveled. The bill would apply to all-electric plug-ins, not hybrids. Article Views: 463 READ COMPLETE ARTICLE >> IMPORTANT NOTICE: T...

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