Greenwire headlines —

SPOTLIGHT

1. TRANSPORTATION

As gas taxes dry up, states eye electric cars to replenish highway funds

Can a $40,000 car be considered a free ride? If you drive an electric car, the answer is yes. You skip gasoline taxes for highway and road construction and maintenance levied with every gallon of fuel sold at the pump. The tax averages 47 cents a gallon for gasoline nationwide with 18 cents going to the federal government and 51 cents for diesel with 24 cents for Uncle Sam. States watching their highway funds dry up -- as a slow economy and higher-mileage cars mean fewer fill ups -- are thinking about squeezing some extra cash from electric vehicles.

Top Stories

Politics

Natural Resources, incorporating Land Letter

Law

Energy

Business

Federal Agencies

International

Advertisement

E&E Interactive

E&E's Power Plan Hub

Compiled Coverage by Issue

Power Shift: Election Transitions
Global Climate Debate
Oregon Standoff
Drought
Fiscal 2017 Budget and Appropriations

E&E Special Reports

Coal in the Age of Trump
Musical Chairs: Committees 2017
United States of Batteries
DAMage
Off Topic
People to Watch 2017
Deep Underground
Meet the New Members 2017
Climate's Nuclear Meltdown
BUSTED: the last oil boom?

E&E Services

Learn More About E&E
Start a Trial
Receive Email Alerts
Staff Directory
Employment Opportunities
Announcements

Advertisement

Latest Selected Headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

Latest E&ETV Videos