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Could an "electric fuel" tax for EV use help states solve the gas-tax dilemma?

Green Car Reports

The gas tax remains one of the main funding sources for road infrastructure, which has led to cries that electric-car drivers aren't paying their fare share of road maintenance costs. Consider electricity a fuel. A new bill circulating through the Minnesota legislature calls for an "electric fuel" tax for EVs.

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US COVID-19 mitigation efforts resulting in significant decline in traffic, emissions and fuel-tax revenues

Green Car Congress

Fuel use dropped from 4.6 It also resulted in fuel-tax revenue reductions, which vary by state. In California, where vehicle miles dropped more than 75%, the state’s fuel-tax revenue under Senate Bill 1 (2017) also plummeted from $61 million in early March to $15 million for the second week of April.

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With gas phase-out in view, Europe could lose $160 billion in fuel taxes

Teslarati

With Europe’s gas phase-out plans now within view, the countries there could be set to lose significant funding from fuel taxes in the coming years. The post With gas phase-out in view, Europe could lose $160 billion in fuel taxes appeared first on TESLARATI.

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Lordstown SEC probe, Tesla and fuel taxes, Polestar and Volvo updates: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla has tried to convince the UK to raise its fuel tax. A recall on two EVs underscores how over-the-air updates can simplify some safety recalls. And Lordstown Motors asserts that it will be cranking out an Endurance electric pickup every six minutes in September. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Is A Tax On Electricity (kWh) Consumed The Best Way to Supplement the Fuel Tax for Electric Vehicles?

EV Adoption

As sales of electric vehicles begin to reach significant numbers across the US, states are exploring approaches to replace lost tax revenue since EV drivers don’t pay fuel taxes as drivers of gas-powered cars do at gas stations. Unfortunately there is currently no simple and agreed upon best replacement for the fuel tax.

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President Biden calls on Congress, States for fuel tax holiday; increase in refinery capacity

Green Car Congress

President Biden called on Congress to suspend the federal gas tax for the next 90 days, through the busy summer driving season—18 cents per gallon for gasoline and 24 cents per gallon for diesel. He also called on states to suspend their state gas taxes as well or to find other ways to deliver some relief.

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11 states assessing fees on EV owners in lieu of traditional fuel taxes

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Eleven states currently assess fees on electric vehicle owners in lieu of traditional fuel taxes, according to the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Highway maintenance has traditionally been funded from a combination of Federal and state taxes collected at the fuel pump.

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