Of the $1.19/gallon that are taxes and fees in California, $0.389 are already carbon taxes leaving $0.801 in road infrastructure. At 25 mpg that would mean EVs would need to pay $0.032/mile and add another $0.111/gallon to get to your $0.50/gallon carbon tax.I agree. But if we're going to internalize external costs we shouldn't cherrypick external costs. We also need a carbon tax on ICE. Without a carbon tax ICE is still FAR more heavily subsidized than EVs even if EVs don't pay for road wear. Maybe that can be the compromise. EVs pay ~$0.005/mile road tax and ICE pays ~$0.50/gallon carbon tax.
I can't believe the taxes and fees in CA were this high.
Irvine-based firm says the amount comes to $1.19 per gallon and some of those costs are associated with state programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions