Poll: 81% of Americans Oppose Gas Tax Hike To Encourage Sales of More Efficient Cars

Green Car Congress

A new Rasmussen telephone poll found that 81% of Americans oppose an “ increase the tax on gasoline by a large amount ” as a way to encourage the purchase of more fuel-efficient cars. These sentiments remain largely unchanged from nearly two years when 86% said they opposed the idea of raising gas taxes by $0.50 In April 2008, 60% of Americans favored suspending the federal gas tax completely for the summer to offset soaring gas prices. Only 18% supported a mileage tax.

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GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Posted by: AJ | Apr 13, 2009 3:24:59 PM Dont buy the hype, version 1 was the EV1 which GM released in 1996. Posted by: J-Bob | Apr 13, 2009 4:48:10 PM "Dont buy the hype, version 1 was the EV1 which GM released in 1996. Posted by: MikeG | Apr 13, 2009 5:30:18 PM The cost will be secondary,people will wait in lines to buy the volt.And the battery that will go 80 miles a charge is on the test right now. Engineering proptypes enjoy a tax break. Never buying a GM again.

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