Washington a new fee on Prius Prime

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    The new fee $50 would be for any plug in cars that dont qualify for the electric car fee, like prius plug in and prime that dont go over 30 miles on pure electric, just a heads up for those with the car, it may or may not pass, if it does becomes effective Jul 01 2019.
     
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    It that for compensating the loss of gasoline tax revenue?
     
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    Yes thats what they say, it will add many taxes as well, for bicycles, auto parts, utilities and even property taxes, and im sure the fee wont stay at 50 for too long, it probably will go to 100 in 2-3 years, eventually they will make it as expensive to drive as a normal car.
     
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    Perhaps I’m better off paying 24 cents/kwh
     
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    Government will always find a way to bleed you dry.
     
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    It sucks, and I feel sorry for those that own a chevy volt, the fee will be around $363 thats without counting city fees and those in seattle that have other taxes as well.
     
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    i feel bad for volt owners too
     
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    This is the state whose Governor is running for President based on his "green" credentials.
     
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    It could be much worse. Some legislators were talking about an ODB2 transmitter and charging us per mile. I agree that the $50 will probably go up.

    Maybe they could have us pay less on WA Ferries than an F-350.
     
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    Actually, the fare for a small car is supposed to be 70% of that for a larger car. However, the cutoff is 14'. A Prime is 15'. The Miata I traded in for the Prime was 12.8' so I should have gotten the lower fare. They don't go out of their way to advertise it, so I suspect most drivers aren't aware of it.
     
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    Since the primary upkeep of roads is through gasoline taxes, if you aren't burning gas you aren't paying for road maintenance. So, the new fees based on EV capacity recoup some of this lost road maintenance revenue. A bill pending in the state Legislature will add a fee for pure-EV vehicles ($75 first year, increasing linearly to $125 in 2024), but they didn't include PHEV's. They likely will add fees for PHEV next year. The local Sierra Club chapter (champion of all that is green) testified in favor of the bill.

    In my opinion, as long as we fund road maintenance through fuel taxes, this is perfectly reasonable.
     
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