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Re: [EVDL] Unfair & unreasonable EV taxation is just plain stupid

Are you sure you would get taxed? Isn't the Gizmo registered as a motorcycle?
damon

> Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 13:23:23 -0800
> From: [email protected]
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Re: [EVDL] Unfair & unreasonable EV taxation is just plain stupid
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> The problem I have is they claim it is for road maintenance. If that
> is the case, why is it that other vehicles which use an alternate
> fuel, like If I had purchased a CNG Honda, are taxed differently. I'm
> going to be taxed $100 for a 829lb town vehicle. At the moment I think
> I'm the only one with a LiFePO4 battery pack in a Gizmo. Before this
> pack the most I drove it was 2364 mi/year and most years were just
> over 1000 miles. So I get penalized for driving a vehicle which does
> little to no damage to the roads, drives a relatively short distance
> each year (last year was 5300miles) and does not have any tailpipe
> emissions. I have to drive my Corolla 8800 miles and my Honda Insight
> 16,000 miles to have paid that same $100. Telling me to drive my Gizmo
> more is just plain silly. Taxing an EV differently than any other
> vehicle which uses a non-road tax fuel is a form or legalized theft
> and it is wrong. This Washington law is being shoved through while the
> number of EV owners is relatively small so it gets little opposition.
> Just because one politician said a $100 tax on an EV wouldn't change
> whether he bought one or not doesn't make it OK to unfairly tax
> others. This is much bigger of an issue than affecting the adoption of
> EVs.
>
> It would be much more fair if the tax was based on the class of
> vehicle at a minimum and possibly on the range of the vehicle or size
> of the battery pack. It may cost too much to implement a tax based on
> miles driven but that could be an option, too.
>
> --
> David D. Nelson
> http://evalbum.com/1328
>
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