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    Quote Originally Posted by Gmvette View Post
    Gasoline fuel up takes a couple minutes and good for 450 miles. What does an electric battery charge take and yield?

    Depending on the vehicle, they're up to 200-400 miles. A Tesla Model S can get 370 miles.

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...ttery-model-s/

    Charging takes several hours. An all-electric vehicle isn't very practical for a cross-country trip at this point in time because of the charging requirements, and that's why I've always felt a hybrid with a small diesel makes a lot more sense. But the average person drives 12,000-15000 miles a year, or 33 to 41 miles average per day. An EV makes a lot of sense as a commuter vehicle. I'm not a proponent because of carbon emissions, just as another option for vehicle technology that seems to get better as time goes by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gmvette View Post

    Imagine going to the drags or a NASCAR race in the future and no noise.
    That's only because our engineers haven't yet come up with a variety of "noises" that you could emit from your electric vehicle. How hard could that be to come up with? Think 1000 hp dragster sound coming from the tesla roadster running next to you on the freeway....

    Smartest thing they all could do is add some exterior noise to the outside of the car. Give the driver a digital library of sounds to choose from "on the fly".
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    Saw this this morningelectric 55.jpg

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    Some state governments are adding “road tax” to the registrations in the area of $700 to cars than do not use gas.

    Being an advocate of the strain on the electrical infrastructure that will occur this is welcome. Why should electric drive for free while we pay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gmvette View Post
    Being an advocate of the strain on the electrical infrastructure that will occur this is welcome. Why should electric drive for free while we pay?
    The infrastructure is constantly being upgraded. I agree that electric cars should pay for roads but how much is fair? At some point I think we’ll all be paying for miles driven and the weight of the vehicle.
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    Electric car drivers should have to pay the 'road use taxes' for all the fuel oils used in the production of the electricity they use ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNomad View Post
    Electric car drivers should have to pay the 'road use taxes' for all the fuel oils used in the production of the electricity they use ...
    If that's your approach then fossil fuel cars should have to pay the road use taxes for all of the oilfield equipment, environmental remediation service vehicles, and distribution of all the fuel they use. How complicated do you want to make it?

    The best approach, imo, is a road use tax based on weight and mileage as I suggested above......weight of the vehicle determines wear on the road, and miles driven determines the extent of the wear. A heavy vehicle driven a lot of miles should have to pay more road tax than a light vehicle driven a short distance. Gas taxes do that somewhat, but not that fairly. That way electric vehicles pay their fair share too. My auto insurance is already somewhat dependent on how many miles I drive, which should be the case.
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    Dont Forget to tax the hell out of People that ride bikes on the roads

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    Quote Originally Posted by 567chevys View Post
    Dont Forget to tax the hell out of People that ride bikes on the roads
    I agree....bikes should be licensed if used on public roads. There should be a "nuisance tax" on them too. LOL
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    Totally on board with last two posts.

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