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Electric cars in NC to pay $100
annual fee, starting now

Charlotte Business Journal (NC), by Rebecca Troyer

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 1/13/2014 9:53:50 PM

Beginning with registrations due in January, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will assess a $100 annual fee on all electric vehicles registered in the state. Legislation approved in 2013 established the fee to make up for the fact that gasoline taxes are not collected for these vehicles. According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, about 1,600 all-electric vehicles are currently registered in the state. Hybrid vehicles that use a combination of gasoline and electricity are not subject to the fee.

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A stupid tax assessed on the stupid.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: keekng, 1/13/2014 9:56:49 PM     (No. 9690916)

But but but......Why penalize people for helping to clean the air? Does Al Gore know this???? s/

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno, 1/13/2014 9:59:06 PM     (No. 9690918)

Gee Wally, aren´t you glad you´re Green?
Yeah, Beav...green with envy of all those people with real cars!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: miceal, 1/13/2014 10:00:17 PM     (No. 9690920)

Words escape me.....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 1/13/2014 10:18:09 PM     (No. 9690936)

Soon they´ll also be raising our electric rates because we have those energy saving curly light bulbs. Isn´t it great how things keep getting "fixed" for us?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/13/2014 10:57:13 PM     (No. 9690977)

North Carolina´s gasoline tax is 56.3 cents per gallon, of which 37.9 cents goes to NC. This amounts to 264 gallons or 7915 miles at 30 mpg. It seems like the e-cars road usage is being subsidized by everyone else, even with these new fees.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/13/2014 11:22:05 PM     (No. 9690998)

You heard it here first. States are not going to see projected revenues disappear with new technologies. As poster 4 says, neither will utilities.
Cut back all you want: you will not pay less, just live a poorer life.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/13/2014 11:56:22 PM     (No. 9691032)

Same thing happened here in Southern California a few years ago when we were having a bad drought. Everyone was asked to cut back water use, and we did. So guess what happened? We cut back so much that the Water District want making enough money to maintain operations, so...they raised the rates dramatically. Now there´s plenty of water, but the rates are still sky high.

They´re all crooked. Hang them all.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/14/2014 4:53:09 AM     (No. 9691092)

If you were stupid enough to get an electric car and have it spontaneously catch fire, then you deserve an annual fee. Call it a fee on stupidity and make the fee $500/year to help cover the fire fighters risk.

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