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Washington slaps $100 fee on EVs

Nicholas Maronese -- The state of Washington plans to stick electric car owners with a $100 annual fee starting next year to compensate for the gas taxes they're no longer paying.


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Submitted Jan 01, 2013 By: BeaconLite
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 5:55:25 AM

I guess that's a small price to pay in comparison. Esp. if one drives a good bit. :)
bston
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:43:29 PM

No ethanol for us.
bston
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:42:25 PM

Wow; go figure!
ktyson13
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:34:23 AM

you knew the government would get their money somehow!
doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:10:27 AM

We all knew this was coming right? If you can afford an EV you can afford to pay a little more right?
jeffbone
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:31:16 AM

LMFAO at the greenies and unintended consequences...
oilfreak
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:25:10 AM

Looks like it's fair.
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:27:00 AM

EV owners need to pay their "fair share", is not that the liberal way? Of course $100 is no where near a "fair share".
Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:46:32 AM

Garbage.
MN1
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:14:24 AM

Not nearly enough.
GasPriceHelp4u
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:13:50 AM

I guess its fair!!!
sawdust1825
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:11:59 AM

Seems fair
genoist
Veteran Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 2:31:06 AM

I saw this article a week or so ago. It sucks, but they need to keep the roads paved somehow, and the EV's aren't using gas (and paying the taxes on gas).
DisMusBeDaPlaz
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:37:11 AM

I knew there would soon be some hiden, but, cost to surface to make up for a price the consumer should not have to bear.
ItisAJeepThing
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:34:45 AM

They use the roads that are paid for by fuel taxes that we all pay. EVs have to pay their fair share for space on the highways and to cover their wear and tear in the pavement.

Someday everyone may pay by total miles driven with a higher fee for heavier vehicles that tear up the highways and bridges more quickly. Then we wouldn't need a fuel tax per gallon, just a miles driven and a weight factor. You send a monthly check to the Motor Vehicle Department based on how far you traveled and how much your loaded vehicle weighed and how many wheels it had.
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:30:05 AM

They need the gas tax money for roads, and alas I would bet they would have paid a lot more in taxes than $100.00.
silverfoxv65
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:28:21 AM

Thats a crock of s***!!!
pa79th
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:27:28 AM

What a load of crap!
RambleOn
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:27:03 AM

Many of those who collect taxes are continually overstepping their obligations of fairness as they exercise an abusive power of the authority granted them. Stop sitting back while they increase that authority. Write to your representatives and remind them this is supposed to be a nation where government may not infringe on your constitutionally guaranteed freedoms nor your property.
Dragnet
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:26:32 AM

I knew that communist Obama would come up with something. This is such a bunch of crap and I don't even drive one of these pieces of junk
Cashless
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:25:32 AM

Good to know. I'd bet others will join in.
Chris46
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:23:21 AM

First they sell you on the benefits of EV's, then they spring the tax on ya! It's only the beginning. Wait until you go to "recycle" that 3,000 pound battery.
10k
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:21:50 AM

snicker-this is funny..bet the super-sized golf carts (EVs) didn't see that one coming-hahahaha..

SteelPenny: you are so correct..

ican2step
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:21:38 AM

Who didn't see this coming?
CarefreeVT
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:21:37 AM

lmfao! LOVE IT! There is your environmentally friendly Uncle Sam for you! Next they'll be taxing the air you breathe... Keep voting these people in and see where it gets us, mmmkay.
exilion
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:20:26 AM

Too many EVs and this will increase
tramguy
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:19:44 AM

Bicycles will be next!
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:19:26 AM

Isn't your state's motto "Live free or die", @granitestater? The right to have marijuana seems to agree with your motto.
suicyco16
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:19:25 AM

What a bunch of turds
TxDaleJr88Fan
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:19:24 AM

Only thing green I see, is the green lining the governments pocket!!
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:19:01 AM

Already a tax on elect. cars.
SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:17:56 AM

Corruption at its finest.
crreed1
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:17:34 AM

if every body had a job the taxes would be there
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:17:14 AM

Have any proof to back up that claim, @unclenorman?
gasmack
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:17:08 AM

OK by me.
LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:16:01 AM

And these citizens pay their politicians to sit and think of new ways to tax the public.
gasmack
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:16:01 AM

OK by me.
OldMoses
All-Star Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:15:43 AM

Why don't they just charge those who have stopped smoking cigarettes for the tobacco tax that they are no longer paying?
mahkokhan
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:15:37 AM

this is rediculous, as the expense of purchasing an ev is far higher than an equivalent gas powered vehicle, the purchase taxes alone are compensation enough.
unclenorman
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:14:24 AM

Electric vehicles are NOT green.
Saab93turbo
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:12:52 AM

Since this is a substitute for gas taxes, it is ok with me.
us4usa
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:12:33 AM

Did not hear the EV drivers bitch about the $7500 for buying the car, I know that was a tax write off which nEVer got paid, so someone some how will make up...

Next we can tax the horse and buggys/bike/runners/walkers and wheelchairs that use the roads without paying gas tax???
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:11:50 AM

Why?
TheeRedRam
Champion Author Hartford

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:11:28 AM

That is a bunch of crap. First you have to over pay for the car then they want to tax you. NO incentive for me to get one.
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:10:51 AM

beware the pennies on your eyes
CivicMA
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:10:43 AM

Hah hah!

There is no way to avoid death or taxes!
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:10:20 AM

always some way to rip us off
drillintheUSA
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:09:46 AM

Ever hear of 'Cap & Trade'? Same crap. They care not about the environment - it's all about the green lining... in their pockets.
judgemobile
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:09:30 AM

the only green they wanted from government was legal pot.
granitestater
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:08:35 AM

Big Brother Lives! Remember these are the people who just voted in free marijuana for everybody. They're not thinking straight...
jtfftj
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:07:41 AM

Smart move. Getting an electric tin can is by no means "Green". I just don't know what color ludicrous is.

[Edited by: jtfftj at 1/2/2013 12:12:30 AM EST]
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