Diesel Fuel Not Just for Truckers . . . Gas Vs. Diesel Tax Inequity Will Adversely Affect 250,000 Virginia Private Car and Light Duty Truck OwnersBy 2020
Members of the Virginia House of Delegates were informed today that the proposed diesel tax disparity created by the transportation funding package would affect almost 250,000 diesel car and light duty trucks in Virginia by 2020.
In the letter to the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates and other members, Diesel Technology Forum Executive Director Allen Schaeffer explained the options now under final consideration will create an unfair and substantial disparity between gasoline and diesel fuel and as a result "directly penalizes Virginians who drive fuel-efficient clean diesel passenger vehicles and is a disincentive to investing in clean diesel cars in the future."