I'm also ok having EVs pay some sort of road tax (didn't know that CA was implementing it next year), but in a way it's double taxation. EV drivers are already paying utility taxes for their "fuel", it's just that those monies aren't allocated specifically for roads.Randy wrote:Since many places and jurisdictions base road taxes on so many cents per gallon purchased, and because cars in general are getting better mileage than they used to, it seems fairly straightforward that there will be less funds collected to help fund roads and maintenance. So I understand the need to increase the cents per gallon aspect of road taxes. I would like to see some stipulations, though, that the funds collected for road taxes are actually set aside for that purpose.
As far as EVs go, I'm happy to pay for my fair share towards building and maintaining roads (starting in 2020 here in California). I don't expect my neighbors to pay for my share of the road taxes.
In my perfect world road taxes would be based solely on miles driven and the weight of the vehicle. The heavier your car the more per mile you pay since that weight impacts the roads more.