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California Board of Equalization votes to increase gas tax

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by AMPd, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. AMPd

    AMPd Active Member

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    By 10%
    just in time for the summer price hike, as many California residents know, our state uses a special blend of fuel for the summer which costs a bit more.

    State board passes gas tax increase

    *if this has been posted elsewhere, feel free to move/combine threads
     
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    Golly, so what does that make gas prices now? We forget to look as we pass our neighborhood fooling station.

    I wonder if I can get a better price now for my Prius....
     
  4. AMPd

    AMPd Active Member

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    It literally changes everytime I go to fill up
    and everytime I fill up I just can't wait to purchase a Model S and just be done with getting screwed over at the pump
    It's just sad that 4 dollars per gallon is the norm nowadays, I'm sure soon we will be glad that gasoline is only 5 dollars as it could be worse.
    Hopefully by then I'll be cruising in a model s, never feeling like I just threw away 4 bucks because of that little stoplight launch :)
     
  5. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Another one of those fun thought experiments...

    How long would you have to floor the accelerator on a Model S Perf to spend $4 worth of electricity?
    How long do you have to floor the accelerator on a 30 MPG ICE vehicle to spend $4 worth of gas?

    Use whatever simplifying assumptions you like. ;)
     
  6. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    -- an increase of 3 1/2 cents per gallon. So about 70 cents more for a 20 gallon fill up?
     
  7. Kaivball

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    Government makes more profit on a gallon of gas than the oil companies.

    Rather ironic.
     
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    30 mpg ice? I wish
    the alternative to the model s was an E60 M5

    Flooring the V10 beast felt like burning through a gallon of gas everytime
     
  9. brianman

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    I was being generous. :)
     
  10. AMPd

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    Well in that case perhaps you'd like to donate your model S to me for a few days and I'll be sure to test out the dilemma regarding how many launches we can perform on 4 dollars worth of electricity ;)
    15 cents per kWh
    4 dollars would get us 26.6 kWh

    Now all thats left is for you to hand over the keys to your model s and I'll be sure to thoroughly test out the number of take offs we can perform on the 26.6 kWh of electricity

    2 weeks should be enough time:)
     
  11. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    LOL @ Board Of "Equalization."
     
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    brianman Burrito Founder

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    @AMPd - Not that generous. :)
     
  15. AMPd

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    They say it doesn't hurt to ask, but it does :(
     
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    How long will it be before they decide to tax hybrids and electric cars separately? Anyway since having the model S two months we have bought just two tanks of gas for our two gas guzzlers.
     
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    They do need to find some way to tax EVs. Gas taxes pay for the roads and EVs use the roads.
     
  18. AMPd

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    Taxing mileage would be fair in my opinion
    the more you drive, the more you'll pay

    I drive 160 miles a day, 4 days per week, I wouldn't mind paying per miles driven
     
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    Until the government proves to be better stewards of our money they don't deserve a penny more
     
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    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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