Reply to "Intermeccanica going all electric"

The created advantage of no gas tax for EVs yet they use road/bridge infrastructure is one that gets me.  Apparently FL has one of highest gas taxes at $.55/gallon.  (So for a car covering 15k miles that is a tax of near $400 per year). That used to support 50% of road infrastructure work.

So how do you level that playing field? $.55/gallon is 20% the cost of a gallon of gas.  Do you charge more to register an EV car?  Of build more toll booths to collect road fees equally?  Florida is indeed rethinking that (not sure why they throw in ride sharing - which you'd think was good):

The changing landscape of alternative fuels and ride-sharing practices is spurring some policymakers to consider raising and reforming the gas tax, or even drafting an entirely new way to fund the country’s infrastructure.

If we were serious about conservation/environment/pollution, small, lite weight, fuel efficient cars would get a tax benefit and be selling like hot-cakes.  Instead hugh PU trucks and SUVs are driving car production to extinction.  Used to be only construction guys had PUs - now they replace Cadilacs as high end conveyances.  I can't figure it out.  I just assume gas isn't costly enough yet  in US yet to discourage folks from buying them.  Europe has some really attractive "station wagens" that aren't even exported to US.  They get car like gas mileage and handling plus can carry extra junk and folks.  Maybe calling them SW (sport wagens) or shooting brakes would increase their appeal?

2020 MB CLA250 Shooting Brake - NA in USA!

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