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    Breaking: New Jersey considering electric vehicle tax
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    States and municipalities are getting creative as they look for ways to raise tax revenues from electric cars. More and more plug-in vehicles are on the roads each year, and as gasoline-engine vehicles become more fuel efficient, there's simply less fuel tax revenue coming in. New Jersey is ...

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    Report: Oregon lawmakers considering instituting mileage tax... again
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    In a move likely to cause an uproar across Portland-area coffeehouses, Oregon's state legislature is again considering instituting a per-mile tax on super-fuel-efficient cars and electric vehicles. The state is looking to recuperate revenue lost because more fuel efficient vehicles on the road ...

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    Report: Italy hikes gas taxes to raise money for earthquake relief
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    Tragedy is a relative concept. Some would call it a tragedy that, while Italy makes some of the most desirable (and gas-guzzling) cars on the market, it also has some of the highest fuel prices in Europe. But that unfortunate reality is far overshadowed by the two earthquakes that have struck the ...

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    Opinion: Increasing CAFE standards is only the second-best solution to greener cars
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    Higher CAFE standards force manufacturers to build cars that get better mileage, or at least adjust the mix of vehicles they sell. In the decades since the first set of CAFE standards were imposed, we've gone from an average fuel economy of just 13.1 mpg to a less-awful 22.5 mpg. As time goes on, ...

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    Minnesota studying mileage-based user fee to replace gas tax
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    The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MN-DOT) is looking to recruit 500 residents of Wright and Hennepin counties to test technology that could eventually be used to collect a mileage-based user fee (MBUF) in lieu of the state's gasoline tax. Cory Johnson, MN-DOT project manager, claims ...

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    China eliminates consumption tax on biodiesel
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    On Saturday, China's Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the State Administration of Taxation decided to eliminate consumption taxes on vegetable oil- and animal fat-based biodiesel. The move is aimed at promoting the use of renewable energy sources and lessening the nation's need for petroleum-based ...

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    Study: Americans prefer tolls over fuel taxes... how about you?
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    One fact seems indisputable: Americans have come to hate taxes and any suggestion by a politician to raise them is tantamount to political suicide. The problem is that public infrastructure requires funding – and lots of it. Critics of this disparity would argue that a lack of political ...

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    Report suggests fuel tax better than higher mpg standards for heavy duty vehicles
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    Passenger cars and light-duty trucks will be subjected to stringent new emission standards in the near future. Heavy-duty vehicles are not being left out of the mix and will have their own regulations intended to slowly lead to cleaner vehicles delivering goods across the nation. That's a good ...

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    KGLERB stands for potential fuel tax increase based on carbon content in U.S.
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    The cosmic oil-consumption scales have been tipping back and forth a lot this week. On Tuesday, Nissan revealed that its all-electric Leaf will be priced lower than most of us expected. On Wednesday, President Obama announced that we'll be ramping up our off-shore drilling efforts on the East ...

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    Engine displacement tax could convince automakers to focus on smaller powerplants
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    Last year, the state of Washington contemplated a tax that would be placed on vehicles dependent upon the displacement of its engine. The displacement tax was eventually discarded but not forgotten. Automakers noted the possibility of this tax cropping up again in the future and marked it in their ...

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    How best to tax EVs? Probably not with Washington's $100 flat rate
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    Making the transition to electrified vehicles will bring with it a vast array of issues that will need to be dealt with. There are, of course, the obvious problems of charging EVs in urban areas and disposal and recycling of batteries. Then there is the problem of taxation. Vehicles need paved ...

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    EDITORIAL: Attention Wall Street Journal - Ford does not use Toyota's hybrid system!
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    in an op-ed piece published in the Wall Street Journal, Alan Reynolds of the Cato Institute starts by making a few decent points about fuel taxation and fuel economy rules. Unfortunately, he undermines himself with some blatant ...

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    Institute of Advanced Motorists teaches how to cancel out UK fuel duty rise
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    Recently, the government in the UK decided to raise its fuel duty by 2.12p per liter. While a gas tax increase is rarely popular, this small rise isn't that difficult to overcome, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists. The idea is that a mild change in driving habits can more than make ...

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    Autonation CEO Mike Jackson: just another exec in favor of higher gas taxes
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    Executives of large companies by and large tend to skew toward the more conservative side of the political spectrum and generally eschew increased taxes on anything. However, a growing handful (see here) seems to be coming to the same realization of late, a realization that completely escapes most ...

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    China raises fuel tax, changes gas price scheme to boost alternative fuels
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    China has decided to stimulate demand for alternative fuels with a standard financial measure: raising the fuel tax. The fuel tax on gasoline will climb from the equivalent of 13 cents a gallon to 64 cents, while the tax on diesel will rise from 6.5 cents a gallon to 51 cents. Ouch. While this ...

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    Congressional plan for green Detroit could be financially fatal
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    We're from the government and we're here to help. Those words strike fear into the hearts of conservatives anywhere. Right now those words probably should be terrorizing those hoping for a loan deal for the Detroit automakers as well. Before and after Congress declined to provide quick passage to ...

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    Gas tax holiday killed by road crews, not common sense, tax increase soon
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    As you may have noticed when filling your tank, the plan for a gas tax holiday put forward by presidential candidates from both party brands, never came to fruition. The idea had been suspend an 18¢ per gallon federal tax on fuel from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Of course the fact that this ...

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    Rep. Dingell proposes tax on fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
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    Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn, MI) has created a legislative proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as much as by 60 to 80 percent in 2050. How? By creating a tax on fuels and CO2 emissions. The amount: $50 per ton of CO2 and 50 cents a gallon for gasoline. It will include the elimination of ...

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