Unfortunate, IMO, that the owner of a ~three-ton-Tesla driven ~50 k miles a year in commercial use will pay the same $100 per year as the senior citizen who puts ~5 k miles a year (or less) on their i-miev.
Text with significant details:
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces ... 1720180SB1
...This bill would create the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program to address deferred maintenance on the state highway system and the local street and road system. The bill would require the California Transportation Commission to adopt performance criteria, consistent with a specified asset management plan, to ensure efficient use of certain funds available for the program. The bill would provide for the deposit of various funds for the program in the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account, which the bill would create in the State Transportation Fund, including revenues attributable to a $0.12 per gallon increase in the motor vehicle fuel (gasoline) tax imposed by the bill with an inflation adjustment, as provided, 50% of a $0.20 per gallon increase in the diesel excise tax, with an inflation adjustment, as provided, a portion of a new transportation improvement fee imposed under the Vehicle License Fee Law with a varying fee between $25 and $175 based on vehicle value and with an inflation adjustment, as provided, and a new $100 annual vehicle registration fee applicable only to zero-emission vehicles model year 2020 and later, with an inflation adjustment, as provided. The bill would provide that the fuel excise tax increases take effect on November 1, 2017, the transportation improvement fee takes effect on January 1, 2018, and the zero-emission vehicle registration fee takes effect on July 1, 2020...
I read that wrong then
I thought the $25-$175 fee was the EV fee, which I kind of agree on as you said a heavier more expensive vehicle will put more wear and tear on the roads than a cheap iMe, but it looks like your exactly right, $100 EV fee no matter what EV a person has! Again I've asked this before but I wonder how they take into account something like a Volt or PiP? I mean a PiP may be able to drive 15 miles EV(0E) but are they going to be billed the same $100 fee, again as say a Tesla or Bolt which can go hundreds of miles EV only?
Sounds like the varying fee may just be like my states yearly tabs, the more a car is worth the more the tabs, up to 10 years old in which case a $200 beater will pay the same tabs as a $60k Jaguar.....As it is I kind of get screwed on my 2 Leafs as the tab fee is based on the original
selling price, depreciated 10%/year for 10 years. As both my Leafs were quite expensive new and worth less than $10k now(only a few years later) I'm paying a disproportionately high fee compared to a car that has depreciated much less
Personally I'm not that fond of something like a mileage based fee(my state is talking about this too, although probably not too seriously) although for my minimal driving I'd still probably come out OK.....I guess I could be convinced it's the way to go, although I can see lots of ways to cheat the system and it'd think it would be a record keeping nightmare, and then there is the Big Brother side to tracking everyone's movements.....