Survey: Should Guzzlers Be Taxed?


In the UK, the Chancellor (Finance Minister or Budget Chief) just whacked big cars like the Range Rover Sport and Porsche Cayenne big time. As of 2009, owners will pay a tax of £440 ($900) a year for the privilege of driving to London, where they will get whacked again with a bigger congestion charge of £25 ($ 50). Canada taxes gas guzzlers up to $ 4,000. The US has a gas guzzler tax but it was established in 1978 and does not cover SUVs, minivans or pickups.

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