Who knew? Not me.
Apparently our last year's Virginia GA changed our state gasoline tax to a de facto "Miles Driven" basis.
If you renew your Virginia vehicle registration, and your car exceeds 25 MPG EPA rating, you will be politely advised that you are underpaying pump taxes, and to be fair, you will be assessed an extra fee. In my case owe an extra $35 taxes because my new RAV4 Hybrid gets 40 MPG.
Because my wife and I do not put on too many miles in retirement, and with COVID, that means I probably now pay a little more combined Va. pump tax with my RAV4 Hybrid than I would with a non hybrid RAV4. Not to mention significantly more annual car tax in Northern Virginia .
I have mixed emotions though, I am pleased that we are not singling out Hybrids for punishment like many Red states are doing. In Virginia's case, apparently, anyone with a car over 25 MPG owes a new fee out of fairness (fairness to who? The people who feel conservation of resources is a bad...
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So this Russian company is coming out with a flying car that runs on hydrogen fuel cells.
Founded in February 2019, Scienex is a Russian startup in the business of designing and manufacturing safe, small and clean hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft for Urban Air Mobility (UAM). In December 2020, it has been reported that Scienex has been working on the Flyter project for two years. The goal for the aircraft design is to fit in an urban environment as an air taxi without having to change any urban infrastructure.
The Flyter air taxi concept design has been specifically made without any external propellers, so the aircraft can safely fly in a dense urban environment without its propellers hitting buildings, other urban structures, trees or people. The aircraft also has no wings. Flyter can land or take off from any parking space whether it is street parking or from a...
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