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Tennessee Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

Electric Vehicle Fee: $100 (annual)

Excise tax:

  • Special tax of 1 cent-per-gallon charged on all petroleum products.
  • Compressed natural gas (CNG): 13 cents-per-gallon (5.66 pounds per gallon). CNG is not exempt from the state sales and use tax (7 percent) or the local sales tax (up to 2.34 percent).
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG): 14 cents-per-gallon (DGE factor of 6.06 pounds per gallon).

Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Petroleum tax and environmental fee (1.4 cents-per-gallon).

*Federal funding percentages are from an ARTBA analysis of FHWA Highway Statistics data, total ten year average 2004-2013 from tables SF-1 and SF-2. The percent is the ratio of federal aid reimbursements to the state and total state capital outlays and is indicative of the importance of the federal aid program to state capital spending for highways and bridges. Does not include local capital spending. Federal highway reimbursements are primarily used for capital outlays, including construction, right of way and engineering, but are also used for debt service for GARVEE bonds.