This is far too logical, reasonable and equable for the US. I wish the road tax would apply in all US jurisdictions, based on purchase price adjusted for vehicle weight and contribution to pollution. That system would compensate for road wear via weight and for general negative contribution via pollutants. As we all know [almost?] all systems everywhere are overly complex and favour some type of special interests. Our EV's are not an exception, but our lobbyists have normally less influence than does the fossil fuel industry. There are the odd exceptions such as Norway, British Columbia, Denmark and a few others, but they also have their own quirks and threats.If I'm correct there is no actual flat-fee annual road tax in the USA, right? Because a part of the petrol price is actually the road tax? In that case it doesn't seem to strange to ask for a small road tax for EV's.. In certain european countries we pay a flat fee annual road tax based on the displacement of the engine and EV's pay 70 euro compared to 400-500 euro for a 2L engine up to 2000-3000 for a 4L engine
They are taxing clean emissions and not the polluting cars. Makes perfect sense....
My car is in the local news again. I guess this means I will have to pay $50 for my Tesla and $50 for my Volt.
Wyoming to charge special fee on electric cars to make up for lost fuel taxes - County 10â„¢
If EVs are paying extra tax then Fossil cars need IMHO, to pay tax related to what the government pays to retain the overly large oil supply, at the very least!
For the Iraq war alone it comes out to about $6 trillion for the 7 years it took …
No one is against EV's paying taxes to help maintain roads. Everyone is against EV's paying taxes because it was the latest way for haters to take another jab at EVs. Any EV specific tax needs to be clearly in the camp of the former and not the latter, or it may and probably should see resistance from the public. Any EV specific tax is already leaning to the latter precisely because it was made EV specific. Furthermore, making it a fixed amount suggests 1 or more of the following of those who are developing the legislation: they are incredibly lazy; they are incredibly stupid; they have an axe to grind with EVs. Any one of those three is enough to reject such legislation until they come up with something more sensible.
Same thing for zero emission vehicles. How can you measure their effect on roads? A 5,000 lb Tesla should pay more per mile than a 2,000lb electric Smart Car, but how would you collect mileage data in order to tax them fairly for their road use? Of course you can't, so they levy a one-size-fits-all EV tax that is bad for Smart drivers but less so for Tesla drivers.