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Old May 15th, 2017, 11:08   #46
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What is the cost per mile driven? How does it compare to the road tax per mile driven for your TDI? Ideally, the cost/mile should be the same.
How road taxes are calculated (generally by gallons purchased) isn't really an accurate measure to begin with since vehicle weights and fuel economy can vary wildly.

Virginia's EV fee is $64 per year. I don't know how that compares to road tax on a TDI because I've never bothered to do the math to see how much in road taxes I'm actually paying. Also, VA overcharges diesel passenger cars (to recoup a more fair share from big diesel trucks) and then issues them a partial refund based on submitted fuel receipts.

https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/vehicle..._vehicles.html
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Old May 15th, 2017, 11:20   #47
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How road taxes are calculated (generally by gallons purchased) isn't really an accurate measure to begin with since vehicle weights and fuel economy can vary wildly.

Virginia's EV fee is $64 per year. I don't know how that compares to road tax on a TDI because I've never bothered to do the math to see how much in road taxes I'm actually paying. Also, VA overcharges diesel passenger cars (to recoup a more fair share from big diesel trucks) and then issues them a partial refund based on submitted fuel receipts.

https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/vehicle..._vehicles.html
Greedy CA just keeps the "overcharges"!
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Old May 15th, 2017, 18:43   #48
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And Big Brother then considers you a tax cheat since you don't pay the road taxes!
Edit: If it is OK to use electricity YOU generate yourself to power your vehicle without paying road taxes, how is that any different than using Biodiesel YOU made yourself? The former is legal but the latter is not. You know Big Brother's solution won't be to eliminate road taxes on home-made biofuel!
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Well, they EVs are allowed to use roads road tax FREE, so that IS a freedom they currently have that we don't.
Remember that not all people have the same exact freedoms you have; I suspect that you have some that I don't and vice versa.
Psychobabble aside, I guess the state had it wrong to collect tax on self-made bio
and they have it wrong to tax-exempt EVs. So your correct solution is ?
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Psychobabble aside, I guess the state had it wrong to collect tax on self-made bio
and they have it wrong to tax-exempt EVs. So your correct solution is ?
My solution will be implemented in 2018 when I leave the PRC for good.

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Like Planet 10, 8th Dimension.
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Like Planet 10, 8th Dimension.
It's not my planet, monkey-boy!
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Old May 17th, 2017, 23:23   #53
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this should drive our resale value up right? regardless of diesel and gas going up in price..
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