Study finds limiting warming to 2 °C would require at least a $200/t carbon tax globally

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The social cost of carbon has become the standard measure to benchmark the magnitude of the carbon taxes needed to implement optimal carbon policy. carbon taxes of the magnitude needed to achieve the Paris Agreement goals involve very large inter-temporal transfers.

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

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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. State gas taxes average another 30 cents per gallon.


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CT legislature passes highway usage tax on heavy trucks

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The Connecticut General Assembly has passed HB 6688 , a bill that imposes a highway use tax (HUT) on every carrier for operating, or causing to be operated, certain heavy, multi-unit motor vehicles (Class 8-13) on any highway (i.e., The bill establishes per-mile tax rates that increase based on vehicle gross weight, ranging from $0.025 per mile for vehicles weighing 26,000-28,000 lbs to $0.175 cents per mile for vehicles weighing more than 80,000 lbs.

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A Gasoline Tax Compromise for California

Energy Institute at HAAS

Eliminate the tax now. While elsewhere in the country drivers express outrage at $5 gas, Californians are … Continue Reading A Gasoline Tax Compromise for California. Replace it with one that ratchets up when the price of oil falls.

Biden's proposed gas-tax holiday has a lot of skeptics, from economists to environmentalists

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President Biden on Wednesday asked Congress for a three-month federal gas-tax holiday. If Congress approves the tax holiday, current federal fuel taxes of 24 cents per gallon for gasoline and 18 cents per gallon for

Is Louisiana Planning To Charge EV Owners $400/Y While Rejecting Increased Gas Taxes?

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Recently, there was a bill proposed to increase gasoline taxes and tax EV owners $400 per year to own an EV in the state. The post Is Louisiana Planning To Charge EV Owners $400/Y While Rejecting Increased Gas Taxes? Louisiana is well known for having severely bad roads.

Maryland, Georgia suspend state gasoline and diesel tax

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On Friday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed emergency bipartisan legislation ( SB1010 / HB1486 ) to suspend immediately the state of Maryland’s gasoline and diesel tax for 30 days. cents per gallon tax for gasoline, and the 36.85 cents per gallon tax for diesel fuel. The governor has submitted a supplemental budget to fund the gas tax suspension, which is expected to cost nearly $100 million.

Tax credit for conversions

DIY Electric Car

Any chance anyone knows whether there is any kind of tax benefit you can get from an EV conversion? Hi all, new member here and trying to figure out my budget. Thanks! New Member Introductions

Cut the Electricity Tax, not the Gas Tax

Energy Institute at HAAS

You may have heard the growing talk in Washington DC and state capitals of temporarily suspending federal and … Continue Reading Cut the Electricity Tax, not the Gas Tax. A more effective way to help struggling families, without undermining climate goals.

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Senate Finance Committee Approves $12,500 EV Tax Credit Bill

The Truth About Cars

Changes include raising the federal EV tax rebate ceiling to $12,500 and opening the door for automakers who already exhausted their production quotas. The post Senate Finance Committee Approves $12,500 EV Tax Credit Bill appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

EV tax credit expansion: Automakers ask Congress to revive effort

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Although an attempted expansion of the federal EV tax credit has failed—multiple times, in recent years—in a renewed effort, automakers are asking Congress to please try again.

Elon Musk Continues Insulting Biden Admin’s EV Tax Credit Scheme

The Truth About Cars

Elon Musk has continued bashing the Biden administration’s tax credit legislation designed to spur electric vehicle adoption, this time suggesting that the entire bill be scrapped.

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. A new bill circulating through the Minnesota legislature calls for an "electric fuel" tax for EVs.

Canadian group satirizes Saskatchewan’s dumb EV tax by suggesting a sidewalk tax


The province of Saskatchewan in Canada has joined a growing number of regions around the world in levying punitive taxes against electric cars while letting gas cars continue to get away with murder.

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Everyone Should Pay a “Solar Tax”

Energy Institute at HAAS

Regular readers of this blog are well aware that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published a proposed decision on reforming net … Continue Reading Everyone Should Pay a “Solar Tax”. Monthly connection fees are good for the climate.

Fighting Climate Change With Tax Credits

Energy Institute at HAAS

And the problem with swinging for the fences … Continue Reading Fighting Climate Change With Tax Credits. Can we get more carbon mileage out of politically passable climate policy? Build Back Better (BBB) prospects are not looking so good.

Nepal new budget: removes tax hikes on EVs, waives renewal & road tax for 5 years

Electric Vehicles India

Nepal new budget: removes tax hikes on EVs, waives renewal & road tax for 5 years. Exemption of renewal and road taxes for five years if an existing petroleum vehicle switches to battery power.

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Tesla requests PM Modi to cut import taxes on electric vehicles 

Electric Vehicles India

Tesla requests PM Modi to cut import taxes on electric vehicles . Tesla Inc urged the Prime Minister’s Office to cut down the import taxes on electric vehicles before it enters the market.

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DOE: Average annual gasoline taxes paid per vehicle, by state, 2019

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The Federal tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents per gallon, and each state has a gasoline tax, ranging from 8.95 Since taxes are charged on a per-gallon basis, someone with a more efficient vehicle will pay less in taxes over the course of a year.

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Union-made bonus for EV tax credit proposal is gone, Manchin confirms

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Democratic senator Joe Manchin on Tuesday said a proposed $4,500 EV tax-credit bonus for union-made vehicles is now gone from the Senate's version of the Build Back Better Act, according to Automotive News (subscription required).

Biden to propose gas tax suspension – a Band-Aid on an open wound


President Biden is preparing to propose a three-month gas tax suspension to Congress, but at this point, it’s only a Band-Aid on a big open wound. The post Biden to propose gas tax suspension – a Band-Aid on an open wound appeared first on Electrek.

Electric company car tax explained

Drive Electric

The UK government slashed electric company car tax, instantly making EVs much more attractive for businesses and employees. Here we take a look at what company car tax is, what’s changed, and how it compares between different types of cars. What is company car tax?

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Tesla incentives: Extra $4,500 bonus tax credit for union-made EVs scrapped


US Senator Joe Manchin noted during an interview at the Capitol on Tuesday that the proposed and controversial $4,500 bonus tax credit for electric vehicles made with domestic union labor has effectively been scrapped.

Study finds limited evidence that carbon tax rebates have increased public support for carbon pricing

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In a study published in Nature Climate Change , an international research team reports finding limited evidence that individual or household rebates have increased public support for carbon taxes in Canada and Switzerland. Information was obtained using a five-wave panel survey that tracked public attitudes before, during and after implementation of Canada’s 2019 carbon tax and dividend policy and a large-scale survey of Swiss residents.

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Proposed EV tax credit boost: $12,500 tax credit, for union labor and US-made

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manufacturing infrastructure and help pivot to electric vehicles and clean energy, one outcome is looking increasingly likely: an expansion of the EV tax credit. As the Biden administration and Congressional Democrats push ahead on coordinated policy to strengthen U.S.

Proposed Changes to the Federal EV Tax Credit Passed by the House of Representatives

EV Adoption

For electric vehicles, the BBBA includes multiple proposed changes to IRC 30D, more commonly knows as the federal EV tax credit. Perhaps the mostly likely is the requirement for EVs to be assembled in the US in a union factory to qualify for an additional $4,500 tax credit.

Legislators propose $2,500 federal tax credit for used EVs

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The federal EV tax credit has thus far only been available for new vehicles, but legislation introduced last week in both houses of Congress could change that.

Ford, GM, Stellantis, Toyota push for Congress to eliminate EV tax credit limits


The CEOs of Ford, General Motors, Stellantis, and Toyota all urged Congress to eliminate the cap on the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit as zero-emissions vehicles cost more to manufacture. The tax credit cap only has Tesla and GM buyers disqualified from receiving the credit.

We need to talk about tax…

Clean Car

There have been some MAJOR changes to the company car tax treatment of battery electric vehicles (BEV) this year. Company car tax rates are designed to encourage company car drivers to choose cars with lower levels of CO2 and (from April 2018) NOx emissions.

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The $4,500 electric car tax credit bonus for union-made EVs is not on the table anymore


Senator Joe Manchin, who has a swing vote in the US Senate, said that the Democrats have given up on the $4,500 electric car tax credit bonus for union-made EVs as part of the Build Back Better Act. It is still unclear what reform the EV tax credit will see in the spending bill, if any.

Gas Tax Holidays: A Really Bad Idea

Green Energy Consumers

Some politicians in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are calling on their state governments to reduce or eliminate the gas tax in response to rising prices since Russia invaded Ukraine a couple weeks ago.


Volvo XC40 Recharge EV to start at $53,990 in US before qualifying tax incentives

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The purchase of an XC40 Recharge may qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. The Volvo XC40 Recharge, the company’s first fully electric vehicle, will carry an MSRP of $53,990 when it arrives in US showrooms later this year.

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$12,500 EV tax credit, union-built bonus included in plan Biden claims can pass Congress

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A maximum $12,500 federal EV tax credit, including a bonus for union-made vehicles, appears to have survived the negotiation process and is now a likely part of the infrastructure bill.

Proposed Changes to Federal EV Tax Credit – Part 2: End of the Manufacturer Sales Phaseout

EV Adoption

Arguably the biggest flaw in the Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit ( IRC 30D ) regulations is the triggering of a phaseout schedule of the tax credit when a manufacturer sells 200,000 total EVs (BEV and PHEV).

The Definitive EV Tax Credit Guide


With the proposed changes in Build Back Better, changes to the EV tax credit structure are imminent

California reduces tax on dimethyl ether (DME) fuel to be consistent with other alternative fuels; enabling retail sales

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The California state legislature passed and the Governor signed into law a bill ( AB-2663 ) that lowers the Use Fuel Tax rate of dimethyl ether (DME) from $0.18 per gallon of DME-propane fuel blend used on or after 1 July 2021 (the same tax rate as propane, $0.06

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Here’s every electric vehicle that currently qualifies for the US federal tax credit


As sales of electric vehicles continue to surge, many new and prospective customers have questions about qualifying for federal tax credit on electric vehicles. The post Here’s every electric vehicle that currently qualifies for the US federal tax credit appeared first on Electrek.

Impact of Proposed Changes to the Federal EV Tax Credit – Part 1: Summary Chart

EV Adoption

A key component of the CEAA is nine proposed changes to the Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit ( IRC 30D ) — more commonly known as the “federal EV tax credit.”. In essence, the difference becomes a tax refund instead of credit.

Report: GM, Ford, Stellantis And Toyota Urge Lifting EV Tax Credit Cap


Currently, the $7,500 tax credit phases out after selling 200,000 plug-ins

Senate votes to place a $40,000 price cap on EV tax credit

Green Car Reports

Earlier this week the Senate voted to place price and household-income caps on the federal EV tax credit, as part of the $3.5 would eliminate tax credits for vehicles costing more than $40,000, and for households with more than

Senate tax plan leaves electric-car purchase credit in place

Green Car Reports

income-tax credit for purchase of an electric car took a new turn on Thursday. HR1, the draft Tax Cut and Jobs Act introduced in the House of Representatives, would end the credit as of December 31. Senate version of the tax-reform bill introduced late Thursday, however, retains the credit. Politics senate tax credit taxes plug-in carsThe battle over early termination of the U.S.

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Proposed Changes to Federal EV Tax Credit – Part 5: Making the Credit Refundable

EV Adoption

One of the biggest complaints about the federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit (IRC 30D) is that its structure of using a non-refundable tax credit is clearly more beneficial to higher-income households. How the Current Tax Credit Works For EV Buyers.

EV tax credit details, automakers' CAFE credit glut, hybrid thefts: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

And will the EV tax credit include that union-made bonus? The House version of the Build Back Better Act passed last week includes a tax. Automakers aren’t doing all they can to raise mpg, according to a new EPA report. Hybrids are hot for car thieves right now.