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The irony is that if the tree huggers would loosen their death grip just a little bit the oil companies would gladly upgrade the refineries which would make them more efficient (profitable), safer AND cleaner than they are now.
Now, now, no need to bring logic into this! :laugh:
 

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Getting back on topic, one of my neighbors finally asked me about my car last week. I didn't think anything of it at the time, but now that think about it the gas prices likely had something to do with it. Keeping in mind in 18 months nobody has ever said a word. I gave him the positive break down... aka the truth.
 

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Yes, let's please try to stay on the topic (not singling you out, you just happened to type what I wanted to stress). Let's try to not get bogged down in political discourse every couple of posts, or else this topic may need to be locked down, as that's a signal it's run its course.
 

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Getting back on topic, one of my neighbors finally asked me about my car last week. I didn't think anything of it at the time, but now that think about it the gas prices likely had something to do with it. Keeping in mind in 18 months nobody has ever said a word. I gave him the positive break down... aka the truth.
Thanks for the course correction. :)
 

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Don't know about you guys but I still do purchase gasoline for my small engines. In that case don't really pay attention to the rates because it lasts so dang long in those little guys.
Well, still have my motorcycles which need gas, but don't really pay any attention in those cases either. Least not until an electric adv. bike comes out.
 

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I'd simply register at someone else's address in another state. They'd get zero rather than their expected $1,000.

Reminds me of how NY tried to bully Amazon and lost out. Business and consumers won't stand for bullying.
 

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Sorry but I cannot figure out how to start a new thread, I live in Illinois, they want to raise our license plate registration from $17.50 per year to a $1,000 a year, Yikes. Hope this doesn't happen.

I can understand that States want to recapture the gas tax revenue that EVs skip out on, but $1,000? Reduced State revenue due to improved ICE efficiency has been a talked-about problem for years. Wide acceptance of EVs can certainly make it much worse. Charging every passenger vehicle the $1,000 yearly, and eliminating the State taxes on gasoline would level the playing field. I don't know what the portion of the cost of a gallon of gas is represented by State taxes in Illinois, but a $1,000 fee per year sounds high.

If this is implemented, the voters in Illinois need to make sure that the per gallon State tax is eliminated at the same time.

I won't take the bet that it will be...
 

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I'd simply register at someone else's address in another state. They'd get zero rather than their expected $1,000.

Reminds me of how NY tried to bully Amazon and lost out. Business and consumers won't stand for bullying.

Doing what you suggest is patently illegal. California has a mechanism to ferret out scofflaws such as this, and the penalties are severe.
 

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Sorry but I cannot figure out how to start a new thread, I live in Illinois, they want to raise our license plate registration from $17.50 per year to a $1,000 a year, Yikes. Hope this doesn't happen.
Start your own thread ... by going to the forum index and then doing so under "post new thread" once you pick the forum

Index: https://www.chevybolt.org/forum/index.php

And in your case "midwest" ...

https://www.chevybolt.org/forum/386-mid-west/

then start new thread ... please ...
 

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Doing what you suggest is patently illegal. California has a mechanism to ferret out scofflaws such as this, and the penalties are severe.
I didn't say it wasn't illegal. Just because something is legal doesn't make it right though. I wouldn't pay $1000 registration, ever.

Smoking weed is also illegal in every single state because it's federally illegal. (I've never smoked weed, but not because it's illegal).

I'm saying people will tolerate a little absurdity, but they won't tolerate a lot of it.

I've said it many times before, but infrastructure needs to be funded by regular tax revenues just like all the other services we consider "essential". Everyone benefits from road infrastructure regardless of how many miles they travel, or how many vehicles they own.

Petrol taxes should simply be a means of discouraging consumption, and not tied to whether or not infrastructure gets funded.
 

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I live in Santa Monica and the rising cost of gas is definitely a factor for why I'm considering a Bolt, though it's not the only one since I don't have a commute. I have family in Florida and while there went to the Chevy dealership. They didn't even have a Bolt. Gas is much cheaper but people there are grumbling about the rising costs too.
 
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