- Dec 15, 2009
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I agree that we may still want to incentivize electric car utilization. But electric cars are still a net negative to both the environment and urban infrastructure. Perhaps the blended option suggested above by @fattony would be sufficient for continuing to promote electric vehicles while nevertheless recouping some of the costs they place on our roads and cities.I have to disagree with migrating from a gas tax to a per mile tax, at least at this point. We should encourage the development of electric, fuel efficient, and hybrid cars. A gas tax does this, but not a per mile tax.
Of course in the future that will change once electric cars hit critical mass, but at this point they haven't. In 10 years the picture will be different and a per mile rate makes sense.