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West Virginia residents - New $200 annual registration fee for EVs

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by MogWV, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. MogWV

    MogWV Member

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    Included within the roads bill recently signed into law and effective July 1st.

    News article

    Bill text

     
  2. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    It's just another state with fixed fee to add to the list. :(

    (The fees and taxes may be out of date below. Used Wikipedia for fuel taxes and an article on the fees plus other information I knew to be up-to-date)

    Equivalent mpge for a BEV based on total fuel tax, supplemental Registration fee and miles traveled per year
    Statetax/galBEV/yeargale/year50007500100001200012500150001750020000
    AL0.413200484.14410.32815.49120.65524.78625.81930.98336.14641.310
    CO0.40450123.76240.40060.60080.80096.960101.000121.200141.400161.600
    GA0.447200447.42711.17516.76322.35026.82027.93833.52539.11344.700
    ID0.514150291.82917.13325.70034.26741.12042.83351.40059.96768.533
    MO0.35775210.08423.80035.70047.60057.12059.50071.40083.30095.200
    NC0.530100188.85726.47539.71352.95063.54066.18879.42592.663105.900
    NE0.46675160.94431.06746.60062.13374.56077.66793.200108.733124.267
    OR0.4954386.83457.58186.372115.163138.195143.953172.744201.535230.326
    VA0.40864156.90131.86747.80163.73476.48179.66895.602111.535127.469
    WA0.678150221.23922.60033.90045.20054.24056.50067.80079.10090.400
    WV0.506200395.25712.65018.97525.30030.36031.62537.95044.27550.600
    I do not like fixed fees for variable cost items, especially when the fees aren't applied consistently
     
  3. PRSIST

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    Ok..first time I actually looked up a prior post on a topic that I have been thinking of.

    It appears that WV charges a 6% tax on vehicle registrations based on vehicle purchase price.(Ouch!!!) Arizona has a more complex computation of the registration tax, but it is still based on the cost of the vehicle, NOT how much gasoline the vehicle consumes.

    NOWHERE in WV or Arizona's registration fees does it ever mention how much of the registration fee is based upon gasoline usage or gasoline tax??? How in the hell would any state know how much gasoline I use in my car and the associated gasoline tax I would have paid??

    WV or any state charging EV's an arbitrary $200, or any amount, for the car simply because it's an EV, and then claiming that the state is recouping lost gasoline tax is total Bull****!!!!

    I think the EV owners in West Virginia and any other state that wants to charge EV's a fee that no other vehicle in their state is being charged, needs to file legal action!!!!
     

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