Two percent of the taxes we pay in the United States go towards funding scientific research, and the government has decided that you get to have a look at it.
Most of you probably thought you were safe from Washington State's proposed mileage tax targeting hybrid and electric cars that pay less in gas taxes, but the federal government is now considering the same thing, complete with wireless mileage monitoring devices for every car in the country.
We all think that electric cars are great because they don't run on gas. Unfortunately, not needing gas means that those cars never end up paying any gas taxes, and Washington State wants to implement a fee to make up the difference.
Do you have your eyes on the upcoming Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, the deal just got a whole lot sweeter. While the official price is supposedly around $40,000, it's going to be $7,500 cheaper thanks to some pretty sweet tax...