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Low Gas Price An Opportunity For Higher Gas Tax? Not A Chance

Low Gas Price An Opportunity For Higher Gas Tax? Not A Chance

With gasoline costing 40 percent less than it did just six months ago--and under $2 a gallon in many states--you might think this would be a good time to discuss raising the Federal gas tax. You would be wrong. The Federal gas tax hasn't risen since 1993, and the U.S. Highway Trust Fund has been... read more

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Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Gas Tax Unchanged For 20 Years Today; Road Costs, However...

Taxes on gasoline and diesel make up 85 percent of the revenue flowing into the United States' transportation spending account, but that may change. Soon, the gas tax may not... read more October 1, 2013 by 


 
Beijing Smog by Flickr user michaelhenley

Beijing Adds Pollution Tax To Fuel To Curb Huge Smog Problems

Smog-choked Chinese capital Beijing will be the first city in the country to introduce a new pollution tax. Following months of pollution far above safe levels, major Chinese... read more June 3, 2013 by  5


 
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NJ Per-Mile Tax Already Scrapped, Electric Car Fee Proposed Instead

A New Jersey senator's plan to drop gas tax and charge all vehicles a per-mile fee has already been scrapped, according to reports. Instead, Asbury Park Press reports the... read more May 21, 2013 by  12


 
Old Gas Pumps

The Gas Tax System is Broken; Are Electric Cars At Fault?

In the face of plummeting gas-tax revenues, both state and Federal, electric cars seem to be emerging as a culprit and a target. Before we discuss how to fix this ... first... read more May 9, 2013 by  36


 
Michigan state capitol, Lansing (photo by Brian Charles Watson)

Michigan Jumps On The 'Tax Electric Cars' Bandwagon, Too

Elected officials in yet another state have proposed levying taxes on electric cars. And just to make things interesting, this time the debate is happening in Michigan... read more April 25, 2013 by  23


 
Traffic Jam

Hybrids & Electric Cars May Spell Doom For America's Roads

Yesterday, we discussed the problem of America's crumbling roads and bridges. Taxes on gasoline are meant to keep that stuff up to snuff, but the costs of maintenance and... read more October 3, 2012 by  22


 
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Point Of View: Gas Taxes Are Better Than Fuel Economy Rules--Discuss

With the announcement of final rules for corporate average fuel efficiency of 54.5 mpg by 2025, the NHTSA and EPA have done two things. The agencies have given carmakers both... read more September 13, 2012 by  23


 
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How Much Will You Have To Pay For Higher MPG?

The improving fuel efficiency of modern cars is set to be a double-edged sword for car buyers, at least as far as reducing gas bills is concerned. With gas mileage rising all... read more May 9, 2012 by  5


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Arizona Considers Charging Electric Cars Tax At 1.43¢ Per Mile

For many years, Arizona was considered an electric-car friendly state, thanks to California-style tailpipe emissions and mandates which required automakers to sell a certain... read more February 6, 2012 by  35


 
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All Taxes Are Automatically Always Bad; Are Potholes Worse?

We've written before about the growing shortfall in gasoline tax revenues versus the highway and bridge repairs those taxes are supposed to fund. The Federal Highway Trust... read more December 16, 2011 by  8


 
Construction

Fuel Efficiency Hurts: Gas Tax Revenue Plummets, Roads Crumble

Cars with higher gas mileage pay less per mile in gasoline tax. And plug-in cars pay no gas tax at all. With far tougher fuel economy standards looming--34.1 mpg by 2016 and... read more November 14, 2011 by  2


 
Infographic: 'What's Driving Gas Prices' from One Block Off the Grid

Infographic: What's Behind The Gas Prices You Pay At The Pump?

We've said it before, and we'll likely say it again: We love a good infographic (here, here, and here, for instance). Today's example covers what makes up the price of each... read more September 6, 2011 by  9


 
Feeling Taxed at the Pump?

Gas Prices: How Much Are YOU Paying At The Pump In Taxes? (Infographic)

Gas prices go up and down, lately more up than down. Today, however, the U.S. government has decided to release a portion of its strategic petroleum reserve, just as... read more June 23, 2011 by  3


 
Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010

Gas Taxes Should Go Up To Boost Green-Car Sales, Says GM CEO Akerson

The CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, told a Detroit newspaper that the Federal tax on gasoline should be raised by 50 cents or $1 a gallon to encourage consumers to buy... read more June 7, 2011 by  19


 
2011 Nissan LEAF prototype

$100 Electric Vehicle Tax? State of Washington Should Think Again

The State of Washington is currently considering a new policy that would implement a new annual registration fee of $100 on electric vehicles. This new fee would be in... read more February 19, 2010 by  25


 

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