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California bill to impose a $165 EV Road Use Fee

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by GasKilla, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. GasKilla

    GasKilla No Gas Know Peace

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    That link will take you to a site where you can contact your representatives to oppose the proposed bills.
     
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    I'm not a fan of a one time charge to all, I'm more of a user based charge like VMT, but how do you pay for roads when there will eventually be no more gas tax?
    Bob driving 2k miles a year shouldn't be charged a $165 fee when Jack drives 20k a year and is charged the same..
     
  4. GasKilla

    GasKilla No Gas Know Peace

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    It's too early to impose an EV only fee. I think the bill also has a gas tax increase. But how do you pay for all the premature deaths gasoline cars cause? VW diesel cheating produced 1,200 premature deaths: MIT study I can see an EV fee once adoption hits a certain point but right now sales are single digits and total EVs on the road are negligible compared to ICE cars.
     
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    GasKilla No Gas Know Peace

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    We should take the example of Norway and raise fees/taxes on gasoline/diesel and ICEv until there is nor more marginal revenue to be had. Then and only then should exemptions for EVs be phased out.
     
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