PHOTO CAPTION: Virginia State Capitol in Richmond.

Virginia a Step Closer to Repealing Hybrid Car Tax

$64 fee unfairly targeted hybrid owners because a number of gas-only vehicles not subject to the tax get better mileage than many hybrids, opponents argued.

Published: 21-Jan-2014

The Virginia Senate on Monday voted to repeal the much-maligned tax on hybrid vehicles embedded in last year’s landmark transportation funding bill.

The bipartisan vote was 35-3 on SB 127, which would repeal the annual $64 fee on the vehicles and refunds fees paid in advance for the next year.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday that if the legislature passed a bill to repeal the hybrid car fee, he would sign it.


Mercedes-Benz e400 Hybrid

According to WardsAuto, hybrids as a group outsold midsize luxury cars, small cross/utility vehicles and each of the three SUV segments.

2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid has starting MSRP of $27,200.

According to Mintel hybrids and electric cars where the fastest growing segment of US auto sales in 2012.

Toyota Vice Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada at media presentation of now-scaled back IQ electric car.

Toyota Vice Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada sees fuel cells as the future rather than the battery electric car approach being pursued by Nissan.


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