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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:24 PM

8. Of course more wealthy people will be early adopters. I would be too if I could afford it.


Regarding electric cars, I feel it is a question of innovation, volume, reaching critical mass.

We need innovation in battery development.
We need to increase the volume of electric cars on the road.
We need to reach a critical mass.

The gas tax was a tool to pay for roads.
The gas tax can still be used as an incentive to help clean up our air.

If one wishes to argue electricity is produced using dirty methods,
let's heavily tax the production of electricity from coal and oil.

Let's move the country to producing electricity from wind and solar and other cleaner sources.
Don't try to argue the wind doesn't always blow and the sun doesn't always shine.
We have to learn how to store excess power during low usage times for peak times for load balancing purposes anway.


If you wish to complain about road upkeep, let's have an additional, yearly tax based on the weight of the vehicle. The heavier the vehicle, the more damage the vehicle does to the roads, the more the vehicle renewal fee can be.

The question remains. Why shouldn't every driver pay the same per-mile fee?

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