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Sat May 11, 2019, 06:13 PM

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

https://www.foxnews.com/auto/illinois-1000-electric-vehicle-legislation
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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 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.
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Don't tell Aquilla, but this will likely include Hydrogen vehicles as well.

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Da Mannn May 11 OP
Gunslinger201 May 11 #1
Grumpy Pickle May 11 #7
Red Bull May 11 #2
Spitfire May 11 #3
Lifelong May 11 #4
la_tech May 11 #5
shogun May 11 #6
Valishin May 12 #8
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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 06:16 PM

1. I don't want a Coal Powered Car

Now for sure

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #1)

Sat May 11, 2019, 08:43 PM

7. Lefties can't figure that out, Guns.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 06:29 PM

2. This is so funny!!!

Progress found out they were saving money from government, now government is going to ass rape them!😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 06:47 PM

4. Move out of Illinois.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 06:51 PM

5. The problem is

The tax / registration / whatever you want to call it is way off what the average gas burner drives. This has been going around the electric car circles for a week now. Nobody that I have seen minds paying their fair share of gas taxes for roads. They do care when its 2-5x the price at an average of 15000 miles a year.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 08:33 PM

6. " I thought Illinois was progressive?"

They are goofball, they are

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 03:07 AM

8. It would seem

Skarlatos is confused about what progressive means.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:45 AM

9. Illinois libs raised taxes so much that working people started moving

out of the state.
This, along with lib Chicongo corruption, resulted in not nearly enough funds to keep the state in working condition.
So what do the corrupt lib career politicians do to fix the problem? Raise taxes. Brilliant.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:03 PM

10. the voters of illinois are getting what they asked for- good and hard

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