webb14leafs wrote:There's just no way to apply this type of tax to EVs.
Yes there already is
municipal substation taxes are already charged per kilowatt hour in all areas of the country
This tax goes into the general fund which in my area is where most non-federal road funding comes from.
If by some miracle every car was an EV the government could simply manipulate this tax
True unrelated consumer uses would also pay the road tax but it’s no different than my lawnmower or home generator paying road tax and commercial industrial customers are generally exempt but we could change that.
Don’t know why people are so hung up on directly charging individuals fees that are labeled “road tax” when that is both inefficient, has an element of fraud, and is regressive to the poor.
I guess 11 years of Koch bros propaganda telling us we are all of a sudden not paying our fair share is finally hitting home.
In reality the infantesmally small number of EVs on the road play no role in the made up road funding crisis
It’s a red herring and has to do with mismanagement of all the other tax bases that are meant to fund road repairs that magically get diverted to something else. It also doesn’t help that consumer tastes have changed in that more consumers are lazy and have most things shipped to them, in my area taxis and delivery trucks are road tax exempt, perhaps that should change?