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12-Cent Rise In Federal Tax On Gas, Diesel Proposed By Pair Of Senators

12-Cent Rise In Federal Tax On Gas, Diesel Proposed By Pair Of Senators

Two facts sit in opposition to each other in Washington, D.C., and have for many years. First, raising taxes--in any way, for any purpose, under any circumstances--is virtually impossible. Second, the U.S. Highway Trust Fund is broke, because the Federal gasoline tax hasn't been raised in two... 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


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Tax Fairness For Liquid Natural Gas: Goal Of Bill In Congress

Congress has taken an important step to advance cleaner transport with the introduction of new, fairer taxation for natural gas. The 'LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act of 2013'... read more May 27, 2013 by  4


 
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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 cabin near Twin Lakes, along Colorado's Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

Why Electric-Car Owners Should Be Happy For New Colorado Tax

Stories about new or proposed taxes on electric cars are generally viewed as negative, even punitive, by plug-in vehicle advocates. Now, there's one that likely shouldn't... read more May 14, 2013 by  24


 
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


 
Tesla Roadster

How Much Does NJ Per-Mile Tax Bill Affect Plug-In Cars?

It was always going to happen: Several states around the U.S. have realized they can charge electric car owners a tax to make up for the fact they don't pay any gas tax... read more May 1, 2013 by  19


 
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


 
Tax forms by Flickr user bobt54

CA Bill To Cut Sales-Tax, License Fees On Electric, Alt-Fuel Cars

Today, electric cars and other vehicles that run on alternative fuels simply cost more. That's a fact. Now a new bill introduced in the California Assembly aims to trim a bit... read more April 21, 2013 by  4


 
Tax forms by Flickr user bobt54

2012 Tax Credits For Electric Cars And Charging Stations

One month from today is Tax Day, April 15. Let us repeat that: Your Federal income taxes (and your state and local taxes too, if you live in places with their own income... read more March 15, 2013 by  3


 
Electric Cars Charging in Norway

How Much Is Norway Paying To Promote Electric Cars?

With electric cars taking up 3 percent of the market for new car sales in a country of only five million people, Norway is one of the most electric car-friendly countries on... read more March 15, 2013 by  21


 
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Oregon, Too, Wants To Tax Electric Cars (And 55-MPG-Plus Cars Too)

Electric car-friendly Oregon may join the growing list of states imposing a dedicated tax on electric vehicles. Like other states looking to tax electric and fuel efficient... read more February 28, 2013 by  20


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

Diesel Car Owners Won't Like Virginia's Road Tax Plan Either

Last month, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell proposed dropping the state's tax on gasoline, the revenue from which has become stagnant in recent years. To make up for axing... read more February 25, 2013 by  19


 
Car entering London's Congestion Charge zone [Image: Flickr user jovike]

London Tightens Congestion Charge Limits; Only Plug-Ins To Be Free?

Imagine if you were being charged tens of dollars to drive into the center of your home city each day. Around Europe, many drivers already face such a charge. London is one... read more January 29, 2013 by  11


 
2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

Texas Latest To Consider Dedicated Electric Car Tax

If you bought an electric car to try and save a few dollars on gas, you may start to find it a little more difficult in some states. Texas is the latest to consider an extra... read more January 28, 2013 by  14


 
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