Hawaii Legislature Considers Tax on car2go Service

With car2go planning to expand to Honolulu, the Hawaii Legislature is considering how much it should tax car2go’s car-sharing service, according to a report by Pacific Business News.

car2go revealed plans to bring a fleet up to 200 vehicles to Honolulu in written testimony to the legislature for Senate Bill 2731, which would place a surcharge tax on the vehicles, says Pacific Business News.

Michael Mikos, car2go’s director of strategic development, suggests the legislature sets the tax surcharge at an annual fee of $30 per car or $2.50 per month, according to Pacific Business News.

Already located in 13 U.S. cities, car2go members can rent a car for 41 cents per minute, $14.99 per hour and $84.99 per day.

Click here for the full Pacific Business News article:


  1. Alan Woodland [ March 7, 2014 @ 10:30AM ]

    Clearly there is a difference between a rental car tax designed to generate revenues from business travellers and tourists that are visiting the islands and a carsharing service that acts as an extension of the public transit network, produces measurable decreases in private car ownership and vehicle miles travelled with ancillary benefits of reduced traffic congestion, improved air quality and better availability of existing parking resources. The state should be encouraging carsharing as a part of a larger sustainable mobility strategy.

    The Senate in Hawaii has had a first reading of legislation. The CarSharing Association has submitted testimony to support the development carsharing on the islands. www.carsharing.org

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Trends Moving the Truck Market

Storylines that emerged from the 2018 Work Truck Show include the increasing need for on-site productivity, inclusion of active safety systems in trucks, DPF frustrations affecting product decisions, data management, and the growing link between fleet management and company revenue.

MIT Study Reinforces the Newfound Importance of Fleet

Uber and Lyft drivers make far less when factoring vehicle expenses, though the actual numbers are now in dispute. A proper lifecycle cost analysis would’ve helped, and shows the benefit of collaboration with fleet professionals.

What a Connected Fleet Means to Avis (and Car Rental)

Counter bypass is just the beginning. The promise of a “data-driven ecosystem” that connects renters with the rental agency, retail services, and even the city is a better managed fleet, an improved user experience, and new revenue opportunities during the rental itself.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.