Electric Vehicle Tax Set At $100 In North Carolina

North Carolina has joined the growing list of states taxing electric vehicles to make up lost tax revenue. While electric vehicles have a lot to recommend them – lower emissions, tax rebates, fun to drive – the biggest problem with electric vehicles seems to be that they don’t use gasoline, which means they don’t pay gas taxes.

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Buy an Electric Van For Your Business, Get a $60,000 Rebate!

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved AMP’s Workhorse E-100 commercial electric van for rebates and incentives of up to $60,000. Per van.

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One Drawback of Fuel-Efficient Cars? Higher Gas Taxes

The Federal Highway Fund has had a budget shortfall for decades, owing mostly to the fact that the Federal gas tax hasn’t budged since 1993. That alone was bad enough to cause our infrastructure to fall trillions of dollars behind, and new more fuel-efficient cars are only compounding the problem. This has Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood looking at options that include higher taxes and tracking miles driven.

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Don’t Mess With Texas: State Considering An Electric Vehicle Tax

So far Virginia is considering electric car tax and Washington State already has a $100 fee put into place. Now Texas has added itself to the mix. The state of Texas, like Virginia, has not changed its gas tax in about twenty years – the Texas gas tax sits at 38.4 cents per gallon.

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Congress Considering A Pay-Per-Mile Road Tax

With gas taxes bringing in less and less revenue, states like Massachusetts and Washington are considering a pay per mile tax. This idea of charging drivers a taxed based on how much they drive is even being bandied about Congress. Basically a pay per mile tax, or Vehicle Mile Tax, would charge American drivers per mile driven instead of charging the current 18.4 cent-per-gallon Federal gasoline tax they pay now.

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Virginia’s Governor Proposes Anti-EV Legislation

In some parts of the country, there is a very real and rational discussion about the role electric vehicles will play in transportation, especially when it comes to paying taxes. Without the need to buy gasoline, EVs avoid paying for taxes on the same roads they use. But a proposal by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell would eliminate the gas tax, while levying a $115 a year free on electric and plug-in hybrid drivers. Seriously?

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The Boston Rebellion: Higher Car Taxes + Crumbling Infrastructure = Pissed-Off People

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will lose $161 million this year, and $100 million next year. As a result,

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