Senate Investigates Volkswagen Dealings With IRS On Tax Credits

Did Volkswagen make false or misleading assertions in any of the materials submitted to, or communications made to, the U.S. government regarding eligibility of Volkswagen vehicles for the lean-burn technology motor vehicle credit? That’s the first of a series of pointed questions in a letter sent to Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group of America from … Read more

Tesla Prices To Triple In Denmark As Tax Incentives Are Rolled Back: Will Other Countries Follow?

Tesla Motors launched its Model X SUV this week and eager buyers were already in line to snatch up the first new offering from the car dealer in two years. You had to be prepared to wait, however: the highly anticipated SUV had a waiting list of 20,000 prospective buyers when it launched. The success … Read more

With Gas Prices Low, Will Congress Push A Gas Tax Increase Forward?

The Cowboys are making their way towards the Super Bowl. Garth Brooks is on tour. The World Health Organization is warning of a global health scare with origins in Africa. Police officers are accused of violating the civil rights of an unarmed African American man. And there’s serious talk in Congress about raising the federal … Read more

AAA: Most Americans Support Federal Gas Tax Increase If It Leads To Better Roads

If those giant potholes and crumbling bridges are causing you concern, you’re in good company: a recent survey commissioned by AAA found that just over two-thirds (68%) of Americans believe that the federal government should be spending more on roads, bridges and mass transit systems. Only five percent of those surveyed thought that the federal … Read more

Which State Pays Most In Gas Taxes?

Former GM exec Bob Lutz acknowledged that Americans wouldn’t embrace an increase to the federal gas tax – and he was right. There was a lot of reaction to my piece yesterday on Lutz’ recommendation that the federal gas tax be raised in 25 cent increments until gas prices reached $6 or $7 per gallon … Read more