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:
http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2014/02/24/hawaii-lawmakers-consider-taxing.html

Comments

  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

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