I don't disagree, but that would be really unfortunate. And if PHEVs are used widely, it means a sizable gas station infrastructure needs to remain in place. And, corresponding with that, lower income individuals who street park will likely be motivated to stretch their use of older and older conventional gasoline cars well into the future.If the policy here plays out like is has in the few locations with plans on the books, they will likely count PHEVs as electric vehicles. So what will happen is a lot of people who street park are going to end up charging their vehicles using the onboard gasoline engine. Which, of course, defeats the purpose of the EV policy.
I can't help but sense there are missing policy pieces here to do this right.