[Oeva-list] Link to proposed tax bill for electric cars.

chris at darkstarpro.com chris at darkstarpro.com
Mon Apr 11 16:15:35 PDT 2011


Here's the cool part, the right number is $0.31 per gallon!

You see, the EPA already says the Nissan LEAF gets 99 MPGe, so the "tax"
would equal 0.31 cents per mile (not dollars). The proposed 1.43 cents per
mile is 4.6 TIMES that amount...

--Chris

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> I'll bite.  what is the right number?
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lawrence Winiarski" <lawrence_winiarski at yahoo.com>
> To: oeva-list at oeva.org, chris at darkstarpro.com
> Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 3:15:23 PM
> Subject: [Oeva-list] Link to proposed tax bill for electric cars.
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> http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/hb2300.dir/hb2328.1ha.html
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> New info is that the proposed rate has changed from 0.6 cents/mile to
> 1.43 cents/mile
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> Current Oregon tax is 24 cents/mile  (18.4 federal + 24 cents = 42.4
> cents)
> total (citation here
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_taxes_in_the_United_States)
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> So it is fairly easy to compute the "equivalent mileage"
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> 24 cents / 1.43 cents/mile = 16.8 MPG
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> So these !@#$ are gonna tax us as if we get 16.8 mpg...which is about
> 2.5x higher than it was.
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> Also in this bill is confiscating your electric car to pay your "tax"
> bill and suspension of your license.
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> I feel like no one is supporting me so if you all want to pay a
> "fair" share..go ahead and drink the koolaid and embolden these guys to
> add even more obscene taxes..(electric surcharges, solar panel fines..etc.
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> Otherwise, for those that have a brain and can see where this is going,
> I suggest using this list to  try and organize and do something about it.
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