Last edited by Henrin; 12-27-12 at 12:17 PM.
The gas tax is a usage tax, i.e. the more you drive on the roads and contribute to wear and tear, the more tax you pay toward their upkeep. For those that rarely drive, or perhaps have multiple cars (and only drive one at a time), a gas tax makes a lot of sense.... but a flat rate tax does not.
How many of these electric vehicles were second vehicles in the household, or perhaps purchased by the elderly who rarely drive?
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