I was reading about the $1000 registration fees in Illinois for EVs. I havent had to pay any fees here in NC but I noticed that I will soon, at the next tag renewal. The first fee will be in the area of $100, going up to over double that the following yr if the politicians get their way.
When I think of my 2013 C Max, I really like it alot for what it is. The remaining battery capacity is only 3.3ish kw. My range is approx 14-15 miles per charge in my area. Seeing how the car is no longer made, seeing how it was never a long range model to begin with , seeing as its almost 7 yrs old and to be taxed the same as a long range, new models or a pure EV model just isnt right imo.
If the tax system can charge you based on your actual driven miles, based on your exact driven EV miles or there about and then calculate what those EV miles are worth, I would say 'fine'. Today many ICE vehicles exceed my C Max mpgs. Should they be penalized for buying a fuel efficient car?
Not only the above mentioned gripes BUT also if I were to sell (try to sell) the C Max, such tax would make the car even more difficult to move.
Am I the only one feeling this way? Is there something I am not seeing here? I am fine with paying fair taxes but not a blanket cookie cooker fits all fee.