Michiganians drive an average of 14,121 miles per year. The average vehicle fuel economy for 2017 model-year vehicles was 24.9 miles per gallon.
Do the math, and Governor Whitmer's proposed 45-cent surcharge would add up to $255 per year. John M. Galloway, Detroit News file
The best-selling vehicle in Michigan – the 27 mpg, AWD, 1.5-liter Chevy Equinox – currently costs $1,281 annually to fuel up. The new gas tax would add $235 a year. GM
If you own the best-selling pickup in the land – the 19 mpg Ford F-150 with its popular 3.5-liter Ecoboost V-6 – you're currently shelling our $1,820 at the pump annually. The 45-cent tax will add another $334. Ford
Drive a diesel? You'll also pay the governor's 45-cent per gallon surcharge. That means a 22 mpg 2018 Ram 1500 turbo V-6 would cost $289 more to operate a year over the current $1,957. FCA
For the 52 mpg Toyota Prius, the new gas tax would hit twice – on fuel (a $122 annual increase) and registration fee (a $112.50 increase) for a total of $234.50. That's on top of the $712.50 combined cost of fuel ($665) and registration fee ($47.50) paid today. Toyota
Not even EVs will escape the gas tax. The Chevy Bolt EV, in order to pay its fair share to road maintenance, would see its annual registration fee jump from $135 to $360. Chevrolet
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