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I never said they dont pollute (I assume you are talking to somebody else on that).

The hybrid that is like a truck pays more than the hybrid that is like a sedan. The hybrid tax is on top of the regular gas 3.5%. So all things being equal that would shake out also. This is a punitive attack on hybrids specifically. Adding $100 was just some dumb number someone came up with without even looking at what other cars pay for the gas tax. As I said $100 is about what a sedan pays in a year on gas tax given the 17.5cent old tax. Now it would be what a SUV pays.

On top of that hybrids still pay normal gas tax for their slightly improved gas mileage (between 5-15mpg improved for most hybrids only). So you end up having hybrid sedans paying $135 per year (same as a hummer) and hybrid trucks paying closer to $200 per year (by comparison that same truck if it werent a hybrid would be paying $135).

You are mixing apples and oranges.

by Tysons Engineer on Feb 25, 2013 12:14 pm • linkreport

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