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Old 10-01-2019, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by 1911_Kid View Post
Yep, on avg it's about $1/gal in just taxes!

nobody (NOBODY) who collects $$ wants to see less gas usage.

In AZ (and I am sure elsewhere), e vehicles are becoming an issue for the tax collectors. Since e vehicles use little to no gas the revenue stream from that tax is vanishing, BUT, DOT will now assess a "e vehicle fee" in registration to help offset the lost tax revenue from gas. This additional fee is near $250+. $250 is about half of a 12kmi/yr car running at 22mpg! As vehicles advance to electric the reg fees will go up.

Technology doesnt always help the consumer.
I think what you meant to say is government doesn't always help the consumer. Here in Oregon, they've been bitching about the lower receipts due to more fuel efficient vehicles. They've thrown out a plan to begin taxing drivers per mile, rather than at the pump. They'd like to implement this with a device installed in your car......
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