Dutch Cabinet Approves Mileage Tax; In Effect in 2012 if Approved by Parliament

Green Car Congress

The Dutch Cabinet on Friday approved a new road tax bill that would eliminate the current motor vehicle tax and purchase tax and replace them with a charge per kilometer driven, starting in 2012 and increasing through 2018. The average rate for a car is expected to be: Dutch Mileage Tax. Proceeds from the mileage tax will not exceed the combined cost of the older taxes, which can be about 25% of the cost of a new car.

Congressionally-created Commission Recommends Mileage Tax Instead of Fuel Tax for Transportation Infrastructure Financing

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A bi-partisan Congressionally-created commission has recommended a shift from motor fuel taxes to direct fees charged to transportation infrastructure users—i.e., a federal mileage fee—as a way to reform financing of the US transportation infrastructure. The gas tax, which is not currently indexed to inflation, has lost 1/3 of its purchasing power since 1993, the last time the tax was increased.

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

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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. Declining Fuel-Tax Revenues: Beyond Electric Vehicles.

Study finds that linking increased transportation tax to environmental or other specific benefits increases Americans support for higher transportation taxes

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A national phone survey by the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) found that a majority of Americans would support higher taxes for. The survey results show that very low support levels for a one-time gas-tax increase or a new mileage tax can be raised by modifying how the tax is structured and the way it is described. Linking a transportation tax to environmental benefits can strongly increase support.

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Victoria, Australia considers ‘worst EV policy in the world,’ companies respond

Electrek

In Victoria, Australia, the state government is considering implementing a punitive mileage tax specifically on electric cars. The Victorian government currently collects no such tax on gas cars — and doesn’t even collect a gas tax at all.

Rasmussen survey finds 53% of likely US voters oppose increase in gasoline tax, even if dedicated only to interstate highways

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A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 33% of likely US Voters would favor a modest increase in the gas tax even if they knew the revenue would be used only to pay for building, maintaining and repairing the Interstate Highway System. 53% would oppose any such gas tax hike even if the money was dedicated only to the Interstate system. A federal gas tax of $0.184 per gallon is the chief source of money for the Highway Trust Fund.

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

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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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