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Electric cars: more taxes when you fill up

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Electric cars: more taxes when you fill up

Italian motorists complain about too many excise taxes on petrol and diesel? With the advent ofelectric car could be even worse. In fact, it has been discovered that in some US states Usa i owners of plug-in vehicles they have to pay more expenses and taxes than combustion motorists. From the dossier of Atlas Public Policy(a company that provides companies and politicians with tools to make strategic decisions) shows that the sting on electricity is taking place in a very 36 American statesincluding the capital, symbol of thatInflaction reduction Act wanted by Biden to push the transition to green.

The highest taxes are for public top-ups

The problem in the USA, explains the study, mainly concerns public top-ups, as electricity is overcharged with additional taxes compared to what is drawn from the home. So, second Moe Khatibauthor of the dossier, theonly way to save in taxes is owning a control unit home charging. If this represents a viable option for a large part of the population in the United States, this is not true for other countries, especially European ones. in which the development of the not only urban fabric does not allow for spaces to be dedicated to charging.

Sting ahead for Italian motorists

Already today in Italy i costs are different between public and private top-ups. The prices of public consumer charging stations in some cases reach 1 euro/kWh while in private homes the cost is a few cents. Taking into account that our country already has among the highest charging costs in Europe, it is inevitable to expect a further blow to compensate for the loss of VAT and excise duty revenue on fuel when the number of diesel and petrol cars in circulation drops. For now, in fact, the diffusion of electric cars is still limited and the endothermic guarantees a suitable nest egg for the state coffers, but in a few years the problem will inevitably explode. Also because a recent study (see article by Truth & Business) created by a real estate sales platform, highlights that out of 1.3 million homes for sale only the 20% have garages or parking spaces. This means that the vast majority of Italian owners of plug-in cars will be forced to charge publicly, spending more in taxes than today.

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The “registration fee”

Returning to Atlas Public Policy’s research on taxation in the United States, we discover that the worst-off electricity users live in Utah, where the highest taxation on BEVs weighs $368.76 per year. Georgia is the second most expensive state, spending $325.61 more per year, while Kentucky spends $260.23 more per year. The Top 10 continues with Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma and North Carolina, where an extra 185.54 dollars are spent. Things are better in Oregon, where however they are paid $90 registration fee. And this poses a further problem: given that those who use electric vehicles do not pay taxes on fuel, several US states force BEV users to pay an extra registration fee, in order to fill the gap in the tax coffers. In short, with the electric car, one way or another, comes a new fiscal blow

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