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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:02 am
 


Title: Seattle And Washington State Residents To Pay Yearly $100 EV Fee Starting February 1st, 2013
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Posted By: stemmer
Date: 2013-01-07 08:23:51


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:02 am
 


So much for supporting green technology.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:38 am
 


RFLMAO


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:27 pm
 


Seattle is not in Washington State anymore? Damn.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:37 pm
 


$100 is a pittance compared to the gas taxes they'd pay if they drove SUVs - and someone needs to pay for the roads, so what's the big deal?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:42 pm
 


bootlegga wrote:
$100 is a pittance compared to the gas taxes they'd pay if they drove SUVs - and someone needs to pay for the roads, so what's the big deal?


Indeed.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:47 pm
 


bootlegga wrote:
$100 is a pittance compared to the gas taxes they'd pay if they drove SUVs - and someone needs to pay for the roads, so what's the big deal?



If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand. ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:13 pm
 


martin14 wrote:
bootlegga wrote:
$100 is a pittance compared to the gas taxes they'd pay if they drove SUVs - and someone needs to pay for the roads, so what's the big deal?



If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand. ;)


Please try.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:15 pm
 


Makes perfect sense to me. The roads are a publicly paid for. Peoplethat use them should help pay for them. It used to be nicely handled through a gasoline tax, so that (presumably) the more gasoline you bought, the more you used the roads. That doesn't work with electric cars.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:17 pm
 


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Multiple EV owner, Joe Lambrix looks at it another way, “I think it’s wrong. You pay taxes on the electricity, it’s not like they’re getting away for free…You’re trying to do something good and they still find a way to get revenue. It’s unfortunate.”


Not to mention all the extra taxes you pay off the hop considering the massive price premium on an EV vehicle.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:21 pm
 


saturn_656 wrote:
So much for supporting green technology.


There is no sales tax on electric vehicles while there is on gas powered.

So yes, they are still supporting green technology and drivers of green technology are supporting the community infrastructure that they would have exempted themselves from with electric power.

Win win.


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Gunnair wrote:
saturn_656 wrote:
So much for supporting green technology.


There is no sales tax on electric vehicles while there is on gas powered.

So yes, they are still supporting green technology and drivers of green technology are supporting the community infrastructure that they would have exempted themselves from with electric power.

Win win.


Did not know Washington exempted EV's from sales tax.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:24 pm
 


Sounds good to me.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:33 pm
 


saturn_656 wrote:
Gunnair wrote:
saturn_656 wrote:
So much for supporting green technology.


There is no sales tax on electric vehicles while there is on gas powered.

So yes, they are still supporting green technology and drivers of green technology are supporting the community infrastructure that they would have exempted themselves from with electric power.

Win win.


Did not know Washington exempted EV's from sales tax.


One comment I saw said the buyer saved some 3500 bucks (unconfirmed)'

That's pretty good support. If they were, on top of that, exempt from the tax that support the maintenance of the roads they are on, I think that would be a bit much.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:39 pm
 


Zipperfish wrote:
Makes perfect sense to me. The roads are a publicly paid for. Peoplethat use them should help pay for them. It used to be nicely handled through a gasoline tax, so that (presumably) the more gasoline you bought, the more you used the roads. That doesn't work with electric cars.



gas tax only for the roads ? You're kidding, right ?

So you're saying to all the gas drivers that after you have paid
$100 in tax, which for the car user would be max 3-4 tankfuls,
the rest of the money goes... where ?
That the state says the money goes to road maintenance / improvement
is a sick joke.

And anyway, where does all the money you pay for registering a car
in the first place go ? Roads ?


It's a complete slap in the face to all the tree huggers who
spent a ton of money on a Leaf or Tesla.

The quote from the article is right, the electricity used is already taxed,
so now they are double taxed, and you can be sure the amounts will only go up.

So much for supporting green. :)


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