In the UK we pay £2.63 tax per gallon.
That equates to £2.19/US gallon which at today's exchange rate is $2.82 per US gallon.
There is also 18.4 cent federal tax per gallon of gasoline in the US, which is long overdue for an increase.
In the past, a tax on fuel worked for keeping roads in repair. Drive more and you bought more fuel, and heavier trucks were less efficient. With plug ins, this isn't going to work going forward, even with increasing the rates on fuel.
I believe, California adds their general sales tax to fuel in addition to their fuel tax.
In some states, the registration fee for a car includes a property tax based on its value. If those states also add a hybrid and/or plug in fee, they seem to forget that those cars are paying a higher property tax because the those cars are higher value than an ICE one.
It's because the politicians don't have the spine to raise fuel taxes.
Now, is Ohio applying this fee to the latest Ram pick up, it is now a mild hybrid?
Ohio Raised fuel prices as part of the bill.
"The new fees were part of the most recent state transportation budget bill, passed by state lawmakers and signed by Gov. Mike DeWine in April. They were created to accompany a hike in the stateís gas tax ó 10.5 cents for conventional gas and 19 cents for diesel ó to pay for road and bridge construction and upkeep."