But what about the other one?
andEventually, the $75 fee will go to pay for roads and bridges, which is where state Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, wanted the money to go in the first place. Hobbs chairs the Senate Transportation Committee.
But until 2025, the new fee will fund the installation of electric charging stations to bridge gaps in the existing infrastructure, according to the bill.
You sound like you're trying to disagree with me. About what is unclear.easily researched, and I am sure you probably have. For others,
text of the original bill http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2019-20/Pdf/Bills/House Passed Legislature/2042-S2.PL.pdf
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from the last one
folks can make up their own minds on the value, worth, etc. Not going to debate it here.
nope, just answering acarney's question of where his EV tax goes and then your question about where the other one goes.You sound like you're trying to disagree with me. About what is unclear.
Folks, there is a thread on the EV fees....have the discussion there.
Maybe it's going to be mostly a summer stop when Chelan traffic is so high. In the meantime, we will certainly be using Entiat on winter trips to Wenatchee from Winthrop because of the substantial range loss. And, while Entiat does seem like an odd choice I'm happy for any new supercharger anywhere.
This will be my last post on this off-topic discussion. acarney was wondering why there weren't any government EV charging projects in a particular area when he pays a special tax for it every year. You responded that the fee is to make up for a lack of gas tax and goes to roads. My point was that we pay 2 EV fees in WA and my rudimentary understanding is that one of them is to make up for the lack of gas tax (and go to road maintenance/construction) while the other is ostensibly to pay for additional charging infrastructure. Therefore acarney's complaint was valid. You seemed to imply that it was an invalid complaint since our extra EV fees all go to road maintenance and construction.nope, just answering acarney's question of where his EV tax goes and then your question about where the other one goes.
yea, definitely a drive north and through the North Cascades stop for me. helps avoid diverting to Leavenworth if I am heading through Yakima.
This needs to be quoted and re posted in a new thread.For me these locations are EXACTLY where the state needs to step in. Lower traveled more scenic routes, routes heading towards national/state parks or recreational areas, or lower population density points of interest. These locations will all be harder sells for the private guys that either need to make money off the chargers or need to continue to focus on supporting high density areas that might see crowding.
We need to push smaller city or county representatives to apply for this money and request to know where it’s being spent if they’re declined. It would also be nice if we could push the state to generate a Tesla like map to show locations they’ve identified as future DCFC sites (hopefully more accurate than Tesla though when it comes to dates ) and even possibly a once or twice a year open comment period for drivers to submit feedback on travel routes they don’t currently feel comfortable due to lack of chargers or locations they want to visit the most that don’t have chargers.
The Town of Winthrop invited Tesla many months ago to install a supercharger on town property with needed power close by. No response. They then pursued funding for a CCS/CHAdeMO fast charger on town property but lost out on the grant. As I've said before it makes perfect sense to have fast chargers in Winthrop for those coming over the big climb North Cascades Highway or coming around and up in the winter, which many people - many driving Teslas - do. For now there are level 2 chargers in the Methow, all of them free. OCEC, a very small, non-profit cooperative, just provides power but is open to supporting EVs.
I did reach out to the Winthrop Town Planner and basically got the same info. Seems like we need to find a way to approach Tesla again with this suggestion, but with maybe some added signatures or something to give it more weight.
After some back and fourth e-mails with the Winthrop Town Planner, it seems some sort of signature campaign or similar effort is the next best step we the Tesla community can do to show support for a Supercharger in Winthrop. Anyone have a suggestion for the best way to kick off this effort? Once we (hopefully) have a bunch of signatures, I’ll send the info back to the Winthrop Town Planner and go from there in reaching out to Tesla again.
In the meantime our local EV enthusiasts are pursuing grant money for L3 chargers on the entire Cascade Loop. Granted, not much use to Tesla owners until a CCS adapter is available, but still a step toward the greater good.
There is absolutely no reason to pressure the Town Planner or any or Winthrop town official. The town supports EV charging. And I think acarney is right that trying to put the squeeze on Tesla is wasted energy. If you really want a supercharger in Winthrop - something we Methow Valley Tesla owners would love to see - just drive your Tesla to Winthrop, over and over. That will produce the data Tesla needs. In the meantime our local EV enthusiasts are pursuing grant money for L3 chargers on the entire Cascade Loop. Granted, not much use to Tesla owners until a CCS adapter is available, but still a step toward the greater good.