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Georgia lawmakers hear pitch on vehicle-miles-traveled tax



by Dave Williams | Nov 17, 2021 | Capitol Beat News Service

As electric vehicles sales increase, gasoline tax revenue is expected to decline.

ATLANTA – With sales of electric vehicles on the rise, transportation agencies are going to have to find a way to raise tax revenue other than the gaso...

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  1. So stupid to not think of this sooner. If you are going to consider a VMT tax then make the manufactores include a milage link in the charging cable, and the chargers satilite linked to the tax office, so every time you charge your vehicle at home or away they get your vin number and milage sent directly to the tax office, and your bank sends them your tax payment electronicly. If your broke you can’t charge your vehicle again until tax is paid.

  2. The $200 per year for non-commercial EVs seems most logical. This fee could be regulated, and increased as needed by the legislature. Commercial EVs should pay a higher rate, depending on the GVWR, or size. At present, most people cannot afford $80,000 for a new vehicle. The money you save bypassing the pump does not cover the cost plus the taxes being considered. Watch for companies like Tesla to implode once they run out of well-off buyers (like their investors), unless technological improvements lead to increased production and lower prices. This could take quite a long time.

  3. Charge EV owners and operators an up-front, $5,000 battery disposal and recycling fee. The failed and worn-out batteries are going to pile up like old tires did before they imposed the disposal and recycling fee on tires.

  4. EV owners should have to report their mileage when renewing their registrations each year. The state can come up with a comparable per mile rate to charge EV owners. The state can leave the rest of us alone that pay our road tax at the gasoline pump.

  5. I know very little about electric cars, other than they’re very expensive right now…there is less maintenance on them…the batterie don’t last only a few years…the life of the batteries wane after a few years, necessitating battery replacement, which is expensive…the length of time that it takes to charge the batteries can differ greatly based on where you hook them up. I’m quite sure there are more issues I’m unaware of. I just don’t see the true, overall advantage.

  6. All of you senior citizens can say you will never own one and may be right, but the average American will at some point own a non fossil fuel burning vehicle. Electric is going to be an intermediate phase as some form fuel cell technology eventually takes over (long after all of us are worm food).

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