[Oeva-list] Pay-per-mile Vehicle Tax

Karl Boekelheide Karl at boekelheide.com
Sat May 23 09:33:00 PDT 2015


BTW, a Hummer is over 4 tons.
8500 lbs
The H2 is a gas guzzler. Because it has a gross vehicle weight rating over 8500 lbs, the US government does not require it to meet federal fuel efficiency regulations. Hummer isn't even required to publish its fuel economy (owners indicate that they get around 10 mpg for normal use).

On May 23, 2015, at 9:27 AM, Eric Cha <ericc at xenopi.com> wrote:

> So a 500 lb motorcycle + rider does the same amount of wear and tear on the roads as a 2-ton Hummer carrying 5 passengers?  
> 
> I am highly skeptical.  
> 
> Did Miss Snow, by chance, point you to data for these conclusions?
> 
> Eric
> 
> On 5/23/2015 8:21 AM, WALTER J EAGER wrote:
>> There was an error in my original post on "Pay-Per-Mile Vehicle Tax".  I have since spoken with Shelley Snow of ODOT.  She stated that study results show passenger vehicles up to ten tons do not differ in their effect on Oregon highways because they have be designed to have this characteristic. 
> [...]
>> 
>> Electric and hybrid vehicles have the same effect on highways as any comparable vehicle up to 10 tons and should pay the same amount of tax per mile of travel.
> 
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