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Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: So much justice here! ()
Date: May 12, 2019 09:13AM

Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation

Electric car owners in Illinois could take a large hit to their bank accounts after lawmakers proposed an extreme hike in registration fees for electronic vehicles in the state.

The proposal would raise the annual registration fee to $1,000, more than 57 times the current amount of $17.50.

Illinois officials believe the legislation will raise $2.4 billion for future projects, the major one being roadway improvement, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The bill was introduced last week by Chicago state Sen. Martin Sandoval, a Democrat who says the registration fee hike is imperative to help fund necessary infrastructure improvements.

“Capital bills in Springfield are like the second coming of the cicadas — every 10 years — and that’s not the way to go in regards to funding our infrastructure,” Sandoval told NPR Illinois. “This is a transformational model. And hopefully, when we get done with passing this sustainable capital bill, we won’t have to have another press conference like this 10 years from now.”

The bill would also make things more expensive for residents who drive non-electric cars. The state's gas tax would go up 19 cents to 44 cents a gallon, fees for driver’s licenses would double and the registration fee for non-electric vehicles would go up nearly 50% from $98 to $148.

“It’s outrageous,” Tesla owner Nicoletta Skarlatos, 56, told the Chicago Tribune. “I thought Illinois was progressive and would want to encourage EV (electric vehicle) ownership.”

The reason for the extreme hikes are that electric vehicles don't provide the state any gas tax revenue. Electric vehicle companies Tesla and Rivian say they're against the legislation.

“Imposing fees on EVs that are over 400 percent more than their gasoline-powered counterparts is not only unfair, it discourages promising new technology that will reduce our dependence on petroleum, reduce emissions, and promote the Illinois economy,” Rivian spokesman Michael McHale told the Chicago Tribune.

Sandoval says people who drive hybrids and plug-in electric hybrids won't have to pay the higher registration fee.

This isn't the first time Illinois used a new program to raise additional funds from local residents.

From 2010-2015, 1.2 million motorists in Chicago received 1.5 million tickets as part of the city's red-light and speed camera programs. Residents filed a class action lawsuit, alleging the programs violated the rights of over a million people after the city took more than $285 million, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The city agreed to settle, with the average resident getting about $36.62. Those who had already paid their tickets before the lawsuit were out of luck.

Officials hope the new gas and electric hikes raise eight times the amount of the red-light and speed camera programs.

Illinois was seventh in electronic vehicle sales last year and there are about 15,000 registered in the state. Over 200,000 electric vehicles were sold last year, about two percent of total U.S auto sales, according to Jenny Acevedo, an analyst with auto research firm Edmund.

“Every automaker has broadcast loud and clear that the future of automotive is autonomous and electric,” Acevedo told the Chicago Tribune. “Certainly, going from $17.50 to $1,000 in terms of registration isn’t going to move the needle in the direction the industry is hoping.”

https://www.foxnews.com/auto/illinois-1000-electric-vehicle-legislation




Wanted to save the planet by forcing the tax payers to funded electric cars?!! Now suck on it.

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: shitz -n- giggles ()
Date: May 12, 2019 09:22AM


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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: wdjxf ()
Date: May 12, 2019 09:25AM

https://reason.com/2018/09/19/eliminate-federal-electric-vehicle-subsi/

The Federal government currently offers a $7,500 tax credit to purchasers of electric vehicles (EV). A Pacific Research Institute study published earlier this year reported that 78.7 percent of the EV tax credits were received by households with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $100,000 or higher, and that more than half went to households with an AGI in excess of $200,000. Basically, the federal government is subsidizing rich people to indulge their tastes in driving expensive electric vehicles.

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: vile thuggery ()
Date: May 12, 2019 09:45AM

It's always great watching the wheels come off these libtard fuckups.

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: moon doggie ()
Date: May 12, 2019 10:04AM

What's an "electronic" vehicle? Does it have vacuum tubes?

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: taxes got to be paid ()
Date: May 12, 2019 01:31PM

Electric cars do not pay highway taxes at the pump. If you drive on the roads you have to pay for the roads. 1000 bucks a year is completely reasonable. It comes to $83.33 a month, good deal.

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: [Deleted] ()
Date: May 12, 2019 01:41PM

vile thuggery Wrote:
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> It's always great watching the wheels come off
> these libtard fuckups.

[Deleted]

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: solid state circuit user ()
Date: May 12, 2019 02:07PM

moon doggie Wrote:
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> What's an "electronic" vehicle? Does it have
> vacuum tubes?


I'm betting you thought this sounded smart

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: 7ejpb ()
Date: May 13, 2019 10:21AM

Illinois officials believe the legislation will raise $2.4 billion for ...

Corrupt political families to spend on frivolous things and hookers.


This is simple: kill the politicians they are very corrupt


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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: ergfrwe ()
Date: May 13, 2019 10:23AM

Sen. Martin Sandoval, a Democrat. IS A HISPANIC AND YES THAT MAKES A DIFF

but keep in mind much legislation introduced is NOT introduced by the person(s) who are most strongly pushing it

Sandoval is just the "front man" on the scam

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: 23rerw ()
Date: May 13, 2019 10:27AM

“It’s outrageous,” Tesla owner Nicoletta Skarlatos, 56, told the Chicago Tribune

"Let them hate so long as they fear" -Caligula

This means the criminals (here the governent) has a proposition for you: if you challenge them you are just one person - no matter how many people you gun down they don't care and will take the bet you never get to them and their family - because they've used tax money to insure against that contingency.

the politicians know if you protest even to shoot people you'll be dead or life in jail soon without a fair trial - and that most any person is so afraid of them they will never attempt it


i disagree. i say it's treason and deserves a DEATH PENALTY

OBAMA / CLINTON "Wordpad in any law - rape the non-gov worker", make deals with china gov?

KILL THEM is my "advice"


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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: nbepn ()
Date: May 13, 2019 10:32AM

Illinois has JUNK BOND RATING on it's loans: they are desperate and are likely to kill people to collect the money - very likely whoever is "not in the .gov loop" i might add


"targeted taxation" is illegal in USA.

what we see is they are picking a small group (tesla owners, smokers, drinkers) who are not large enough to protest in any significant manner against corrupt politicians who have HIRED CORRUPT JUDGES TO PROTECT THEM IN EVERY CASE

they can steal allot by "picking on" small groups in every corrupt act


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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: n9ftc ()
Date: May 13, 2019 10:33AM

example: mercedes, some of them, are expensive. why not a $2,000 tax on those?

why? because it makes the numb3re of people who would be at the protest much greater

they need to pick on small groups when they do BANK FRAUD

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: dcwhn ()
Date: May 13, 2019 10:50AM

Sen. Martin Sandoval ...

where is the $1,000 tax on luxury asian cars?

i think that gets to the heart of the matter, that tesla are for rich white people

AND THAT'S TREASON

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: mwjim ()
Date: May 13, 2019 10:56AM

Illinois does collect 7% or so on the initial sale of all of those vehicles, but as mentioned the state is going broke and Dems gotta tax and keep on taxing....

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: 34rtrhgrf ()
Date: May 16, 2019 03:08PM

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: who is who 22 ()
Date: May 16, 2019 03:11PM

in BREXIT land? they aren't allowed to own FORD trucks

taxes are WAY too high

taxes favor only companies owning "working vehicles" and the poor ONLY owning non-working little bicycles power by cell phone batteries

THE DIFFERENCE? who can work. who can sell cars to who from what country.

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: bhv94 ()
Date: May 17, 2019 11:09PM

Illinois is broke. Soon they will be taxing poop by the inch, monitors will be added to toilets.

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: $1000 fee? ()
Date: May 18, 2019 06:58PM

Wait until President Trump sends illegal wetbacks to Chicago, and other “sanctuary cities!!!”
That $1000 for electric cars will be peanuts!
Whomp! Whomp!

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: Illinois is dumb ()
Date: May 19, 2019 02:31PM

I get what Illinois is doing, but this isn't the right way to do it.

Gasoline taxes work because the more you drive, the more you use the roads ... the more you pay in taxes. Electric vehicles then should be taxed based on yearly mileage vs. this silly $1k flat tax.

Also subsidies to individuals are WAY better than corporate subsidies that are subjected to corruption, waste or outright theft.

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: Chicago_is_for_niggers ()
Date: May 19, 2019 05:42PM

Illinois is dumb Wrote:
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>Electric vehicles then should be taxed based on yearly mileage vs. this silly $1k flat tax.

That's the rub. They don't care about tracking mileage. They could easily track this at annual inspections and log for tax purposes. Let's do some quick estimating here:

From what info I can find, Virginia gas taxes are ~16 cents per gallon. I'll ignore the 2% extra Northern Virginia kikes tax for roads and focus on the 16 cents. Let's say the average car in VA gets ~ 20 MPG, and let's also say the average driver puts about 20,000 miles on their vehicle annually.
20k miles @ 20 MPG means ~1000 gallons of gas consumed in a given year. 1000 Gal x .16 = $160 in gasoline taxes annually. In order to pay $1,000 in gas taxes you would need to drive something like 125,000 miles per year.

Leftists can be surprised once again when the people they vote into power don't give two shits about their environmentalist rhetoric and just see new opportunities to tax the ever loving shit out of them.

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Re: Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation
Posted by: XK D/E Type Jaguar driver ()
Date: May 20, 2019 11:26PM

Note even Jaguar has an Electric Vehicle, it is no longer a niche market item, and twenty mpg is not much to get in mileage -- my 1951 made in 1950 Jaguar XK-120 got 22 miles per gallon and did on an 8-to-1 compression ration 3.4 ltr. six cylinder engine -- its title XK 120 comes from the fact that an early factory exceeded 120 mph in 1949 -- the E-Type was much faster and quicker and also was able to get 22 miles per gallon with a slightly larger engine; those who are resigned to the internal combustion engines cannot see what the real efficiencies are or were--either for performance or economy.The E type had more hp than cubic inches!
In many ways America has not competed with the former and present markets and Akio Murita, the founder of Sony, said so more than once, including in a Playboy interview. Next one must see if this is only to protect outdated technology and the oil industry. I would think that Elon Musk might think so (or maybe the notoriously corrupt Illinois legislature is seeking bribes).

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