Or you could look at consumer pollution from a grams per mile perspective and reward manufacturers for lower energy consumption on the most efficient vehicles.Titanium48 wrote: ↑Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:25 pmWant to make it easier for your car to pass? Just make it a little bigger. This has been driving vehicle bloat. Selling something the size of a 1980s Civic or 1990s Metro doesn't win a manufacturer a lot of extra points because the small size ratchets up the requirements compared to a larger vehicle, even if the larger vehicle can't actually haul any more people or stuff. A proper approach would be to use vehicle
In many cities large cars/trucks drive huge hidden costs in the form of parking and congestion,
Taxing larger luxury vehicles more on registration (aka 4wd passenger bling trucks should pay the most, 2wd manual less and small micro cars the least) you could curb some consumer behavior by just raising taxes on large luxury stuff and drastically lowering it on very small vehicles, think Kei car laws.
Penalizing bad behavior and rewarding good is what shapes the vehicle landscape
Heck Wisconsin raising its license fees from $25 to $75 coupled with higher insurance rates made 2 million cars stop being registered
I have no doubt registration can be used to drive decisions (good or bad)
and drive costs to the larger vehicles that cause the damage.