Can someone explain this to me - hybrid/electric vehicle surcharge in WI

jerrieric

Feeling the Heat
Jul 7, 2008
332
Windham Me
Maine's considering a $200 charge. I find it kind of amusing that they want me to buy electric cars they probably uses power from coal-fired plants and then want to charge you more money just to drive it
 

Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
6,476
Eastern Central PA
In ilinois you have toll roads as well as registration and wheel taxes
Tolls are pretty much non discriminatory to the mode of propulsion. Usually rated by the number of wheels. So very fair user fee as long as the cash isnt siphoned off for a myraid of other uses.
 

blades

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2008
3,331
WI, Leroy
Tolls are pretty much non discriminatory to the mode of propulsion. Usually rated by the number of wheels. So very fair user fee as long as the cash isnt siphoned off for a myraid of other uses.
That's the rub- Siphoning
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
2,896
Downeast Maine
Maine's considering a $200 charge. I find it kind of amusing that they want me to buy electric cars they probably uses power from coal-fired plants and then want to charge you more money just to drive it
Less than 5% of electricity used by folks in Maine is generated by coal.
 

Where2

Feeling the Heat
Feb 3, 2013
353
South Florida
Maine's considering a $200 charge. I find it kind of amusing that they want me to buy electric cars they probably uses power from coal-fired plants and then want to charge you more money just to drive it.
That EV or Hybrid registration fee would actually just be a claw back on Maine's state income tax credit for purchasing an EV, isn't it? Efficiency Maine offers $1k-$2k credit for buying an EV, on top of the $7,500 federal tax credit...
 
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