• @sqw
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    3 months ago

    this year texas started charging a $200 fee on top of normal taxes to register an electric car

    • @PopMyCop@iusearchlinux.fyi
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      23 months ago

      Which is fair. Taxes that pay for roads come from gasoline sales, so a heavier car (that thus wears roads faster) that doesn’t pay road taxes is not paying their fair share. Aren’t we about fair shares here?

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        3 months ago

        So you agree Trucks and SUVs should pay more than electric cars then right? It is a scale only based on weight and not bias, to make sure they are paying their fair share?

        • @OlPatchy2Eyes@lemmy.world
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          23 months ago

          Based on their logic, trucks and SUVs do pay more taxes already, since trucks and SUVs consume more gas and need to pay for gas regularly. The current system taxes truck and SUV drivers for the full lifetime of the vehicle and only taxes the electric vehicle owners once.

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        03 months ago

        so they could tax chargers to keep it samey