Thursday, June 20, 2024

California imposes special penalty tax due to electric cars

The American state of California is losing so much money because its citizens choose electric cars that they want to close the gap with a new penalty tax.

A new penalty charge may be on the way for California drivers.

The federal state is bleeding money because, from a political standpoint, it has chosen to subsidize the sale of new electric cars, while at the same time it has made it more difficult to sell new diesel and petrol cars.

In fact, in 2035, California – like the EU – will ban the sale of all new diesel and petrol cars. But it is already being felt in the treasury.

In a new pilot project, the state authorities are therefore testing whether it makes sense to introduce a kilometer-based tax. Revenues from taxes on diesel and petrol have simply already started to fall short.

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The authorities also believe that a shift from taxes on petrol and diesel to a tax per short kilometer will be more 'fair'.

ABC7 writes that.

Lauren Prehoda, spokesperson for the transport authorities in California, tells the media that the state loses 200 million dollars a year, equivalent to 1.3 billion kroner, due to motorists driving around in electric cars.

Among other things, because the cars do not have to pay a registration fee of 200 dollars a year. And otherwise do not pay ongoing taxes like petrol and diesel cars.

The authorities in California are not the only ones who have realized that people in electric cars also have to pay their share of the debt. In Iceland, a tax was introduced at the turn of the year, which only electric car owners must pay. Read more about it here .

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