06 May '11, 9pm

Road taxes: Gas cars pay them, why not electric vehicles?

Road taxes: Gas cars pay them, why not electric vehicles?

Another way of looking at it: First the government gives me a tax break to buy the electric vehicle, then taxes me for driving it? That’s not a terribly logical argument, but there you are. The auto companies don’t like the idea of EV taxes, and make the case in a similar way. Shad Balch of General Motors (which makes the Chevrolet Volt) opined: “There will be a time and place when electric vehicles should pay their fair share for road maintenance and those associated costs. But we’re not there yet. Right now, we need to create a market that incentivizes people to buy these cars.”

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/road-t...

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