[Oeva-list] Update on HB2328

D K dimakukushkin at gmail.com
Wed May 4 09:23:45 PDT 2011

Looks like a way to "kill electric vehicle" once again.
A bit more additional tax, slight electricity rate increase plus some
required maintnance of required measuring unit, throw couple extra hundred
dollars a year to EV TCO - and buying EV will be completely disadvantaged.

I see buying Prius and outfitting it with 4-6 kWh battery pack  - being
simply cheaper per mile then. AND don't forget - Prius has no range
limitation, which is very appealing to general public.
It is very sad to see legislature kill EV once again.  They clearly don't
care about foreign oil independency.

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 11:32 PM, <Theoldcars at aol.com> wrote:

>  Let me know if my math is wrong
> To use a Leaf driver for an example.
> If your cost per kW is 8 cents and your getting 4 miles to the kW. Then
>  2.0 cents  is your cost per mile. So this tax of .0156 would be almost
> 80% of the cost of fuel. I would like to see the reaction to gas being taxed
> at this same level.
> .0156 cents per mile does not seem outrageous since 10,000 miles would be
> only 156.00 dollars in road taxes. Then you consider 10,000 miles would only
> cost you 200.00 dollars on your electric bill.
> So if this passes it will cost almost as much to maintenance the road as it
> does to fuel an electric vehicle.
> Amazing when you think about it. As this shows just how efficient an EV is
> to drive and in comparison how expensive the road is to maintain.
> Since were going to review the road taxes how about taking a look at the
> current road maintenance cost? One study seems to show the state of
> Washington could save 25 million dollars a year over 10 years ago.  This is
> way more money they will ever be taken in for a very long time with this EV
> road tax.
> http://www.washingtonpolicy.org/publications/brief/competing-highway-maintenance-lessons-washington-state
> I was searching Google for a city that was on TV a while back that
> had changed to using private contractors. They had vastly improved their
> roads and lowered their cost. Anyone else see that?
> Don
>  In a message dated 5/3/2011 5:08:48 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> oeva-list-request at oeva.org writes:
> 3. VRUC = $0.0156/mile (1.56 cents per mile), effective July 1, 2018.
> Reduced rate of $0.0085/mile  (0.85 cents/mile) from July 1, 2015 to
> 2018.
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