Cars that do NOT use gas….
Do NOT pay the state’s or feds gas taxes….
This is ANOTHER example of how saving the environment IS gonna cost ya money….
Use LESS gas or water?
The gas , electricity or water?….The utility company rises your bill….
Natural and organic food tends to cost more, right?
In the future the government WILL know how far you have travel in your vehicle and probably where , so they can send you a bill for that….
Widespread production of hydrogen-powered cars has not come to pass, but GM is eyeing an all-electric fleet by 2035 with the backing of the Biden administration. That has lawmakers in state capitals across the country and in Washington increasingly confronting the question that troubled Starr two decades ago.
Many have settled on an answer: charging drivers a penny or two for each mile behind the wheel. But while such a system would bring in tax dollars for roads, it also would present a new set of obstacles.
States are leading the way, with Oregon and Utah launching the first programs and several others running pilots to test technology and build public support. The approach has bipartisan support in Washington, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has signaled his openness.
But existing programs operate on a small scale, and a national system would mean tracking millions of vehicles. Supporters are pushing for the quick adoption of proposals to maintain funding of the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, while opponents, including environmental advocates, argue the shift is premature at a time when electric vehicles are a fraction of cars on the road. New fees also would slow their adoption, they say….
The gas tax brought in about $26 billion and a tax on diesel an additional $10 billion in 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic pushed down the number of miles Americans drove. The Congressional Budget Office forecast in May that gas-tax revenue would decline about 1 percent each year as fuel economy improved and growth slowed in the number of miles driven. At the same time, it projected that transportation-related spending would increase in line with inflation, leaving the highway fund increasingly out of balance….
Surveys of drivers involved in pilot programs revealed questions of privacy and data security as top concerns. Many environmentalists also are opposed, saying that taxing gasoline also is also an effective tax on carbon dioxide emissions. Under a miles-driven system, the highest-emission vehicles stand to gain a tax break….