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If we all drove electric cars, how would road repairs and maintenance be paid for?


At least theoretically, road maintenance is paid for with gasoline taxes. The more you drive, the more gas you use, the more gasoline tax you pay. Drive less, pay less. Drive more, pay more. The more fuel efficient vehicles are, the less gas purchased. With all electric cars, there would be no gas purchased. Where would the funds come from for road maintenance?

 

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    bankscottage 5 years ago

    I agree, but what if you charge your car at home? There are taxes on electricity, but not for roads. The govt taxes things you use to get you to stop using them (i.e. cigarettes), but they really need the tax revenue. Sometimes their agendas clash

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