I assume the end goal is to make the burden more equivalent, irrespective of the method of transportation used.Well, if everyone switches for electric cars then the burden will still be equivalent, right?
"If", there's a good 15 years at a minimum before that's the case and it's not exactly easy predicting a situation that's changing as rapidly as it is now.
That said... Look, I'm going to be straight here, I have no fucking clue what the argument is. If you do have one, please restate it, because I lost it several posts ago.
My argument or your argument? Because I'd think my argument is pretty obvious. Petroleum powered cars are pretty darn awful for the environment and public health. How is this a bad thing if electric vehicles happen to be comparatively advantageous tax wise? If you think it's unfair, please explain because I don't see it.
If you are really that worried about responsibility, then lets divert the tax on gasoline to environmental protection and the health system (to compensate for smog related illnesses).
Oh so that's what your problem with it was. No, my point isn't that everyone has take equal responsibility.
The issues is, that with the current system in place, at least here, we wouldn't have any fucking roads if everyone drove electric. The absolute majority
of the road infrastructure budget comes from taxes on fuel.
Non drivers would have to be taxed drastically more, than they are now to maintain the exact same thing we have now.
With the way things are now, alternative fuel vehicles are utterly subsidized by everyone else. That is good if you want to promote them, however, after a certain point you still need to balance the budget. And if they become too numerous before you can change that, the budget crumbles from the lack of income.
If I'm not mistaken, at the moment, electric cars outsell traditional fuel cars in Norway already. You don't have to have a math degree to see a near-future infrastructure catastrophy if you don't start thinking about changing things. You cannot subsidize something that becoming exponentially more popular and is already outperforming the traditional option in sales.
That's reason a) why it is unsustainable. There's also a problem b) what concerns the current system for electric cars, that I had forgot to mention.
The current system is literally a tax on the poor to help the rich. That shit don't fly for very long, once it starts getting abused.