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This is going to be one of the most IMPORTANT SEVA meetings in years !
On the Top of the List... Elections of Officers.

Our Treasurer is stepping down due to a Promotion where he works, and a
change of his Work Schedules.

Secondly, the formulation of a formal response to the much talked about
Washington State Senate Bill 5251 taxing ALL electrics a FLAT $!00. is
a MUST. All the good ideas have been discussed thanks to Jeff Finn and
many others.

1. Too early to over burden early adopters with a regressive Tax on
their registration
2. Fees for small EV's, scooters, NEV,s and inexpensive Home Conversions
should be minimal
3. A sliding scale, on either Cost of the vehicle, or the Size of the
battery pack OR Both should be adopted.
4. The ultimate would be a system based on the above Point #3, AND
vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per year, with a quick and easy inspection
at Emissions Stations or State Patrol offices round the state.
5. Other vehicles which should be included would be high-mileage
Hybrids, and Plug-In Hybrids like the VOLT.

And Lastly, if most folks do not already know, several members have
taken delivery of the Nissan LEAF's and we truly hope that they will
attend the meeting to share their first reactions to ownership.

See you all there !!

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Steven S Lough
President: Seattle EV Associatin
206 524 1351
WEB: www.seattleeva.org

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To: Steven and the SEVA,
Please, accept our strong emotional support for your efforts! We all
know the World is watching Washington State to see if the $100 EV Tax is
going to pass. You-all are the first and other states will soon follow the
example. Gosh, I think a 1% increase in sales tax on purchase of trucks
over one ton rating (Duelies and bigger) would shift the burden to the
vehicles that beat up the roads not to our little grocery getters and
commute to work cars.
Regards,
*Dennis Lee Miles* (Director) *E.V.T.I. inc*.
*www.E-V-T-I-Inc.COM <http://www.e-v-t-i-inc.com/> *(Adviser)*
EVTI-EVAEducation Chapter
*
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The "Stone Age" didn't end because they ran out of Stones;
It ended because they started using their Brains !
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Steven Lough <[email protected]>wrote:

> This is going to be one of the most IMPORTANT SEVA meetings in years !
> On the Top of the List... Elections of Officers.
>
> Our Treasurer is stepping down due to a Promotion where he works, and a
> change of his Work Schedules.
>
> Secondly, the formulation of a formal response to the much talked about
> Washington State Senate Bill 5251 taxing ALL electrics a FLAT $!00. is
> a MUST. All the good ideas have been discussed thanks to Jeff Finn and
> many others.
>
> 1. Too early to over burden early adopters with a regressive Tax on
> their registration
> 2. Fees for small EV's, scooters, NEV,s and inexpensive Home Conversions
> should be minimal
> 3. A sliding scale, on either Cost of the vehicle, or the Size of the
> battery pack OR Both should be adopted.
> 4. The ultimate would be a system based on the above Point #3, AND
> vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per year, with a quick and easy inspection
> at Emissions Stations or State Patrol offices round the state.
> 5. Other vehicles which should be included would be high-mileage
> Hybrids, and Plug-In Hybrids like the VOLT.
>
> And Lastly, if most folks do not already know, several members have
> taken delivery of the Nissan LEAF's and we truly hope that they will
> attend the meeting to share their first reactions to ownership.
>
> See you all there !!
>
> --
> Steven S Lough
> President: Seattle EV Associatin
> 206 524 1351
> WEB: www.seattleeva.org
>
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Ah yes, the typical US tax attitude. Let someone else pay the tax :)
Seriously though you do realize what this means don't you? It means that the state of Washington believes that EVs are going to go mainstream enough that a new system needs to be put in place to pay for upkeep of the roads they will be sharing. Since mainstream EVs seems what most people on this list are hoping for, what better alternatives do you suggest? A sales tax increase, really? So anyone who move in from out of state never has to pay any taxes for the roads they are going to drive on? Should we be forced to by expensive monitors that the government can keep track of where we drive or how much electricity we feed into our EV's. Out of all the solutions available I think a flat tax is a great idea. For one thing it is simple, which leaves little room for politicians or corporations to manipulate it to their advantage. The only thing they can do is raise the rate, which they will over time obviously, but at least that is out in the open where everyone can underst!
and what is going on. Washington used to tax cars annually on their current market value (I believe some other states still do this as well). Right now we just have a yearly registration fee of around $40. Adding an extra $100 on for EVs does not seem at all unreasonable to me. If it were $5 extra would it still seem like a terrible idea? Is it the amount or the precedent that gets caught in your craw?
You may be right about a weight based system being more equitable. Do away with the state gas tax altogether and make everyone pay for their weight per axle instead. Trouble is, it would take a herculean legislative effort to make that big of a change.
damon

> Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:07:19 -0500
> From: [email protected]
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Re: [EVDL] Feb 8th SEVA Meeting - Very IMPORTANT
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> To: Steven and the SEVA,
> Please, accept our strong emotional support for your efforts! We all
> know the World is watching Washington State to see if the $100 EV Tax is
> going to pass. You-all are the first and other states will soon follow the
> example. Gosh, I think a 1% increase in sales tax on purchase of trucks
> over one ton rating (Duelies and bigger) would shift the burden to the
> vehicles that beat up the roads not to our little grocery getters and
> commute to work cars.
> Regards,
> *Dennis Lee Miles* (Director) *E.V.T.I. inc*.


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