* Krudda eats popcornThis is hilarious.
Australia won't have this problem. Why? Because road maintenance taxes don't come from fuel sales.
We do our tax differently, since not just petrol using vehicles use roads.
Roads are public, so the public pays to maintain them.
Same in the states but there is funds all over. A small portion does come from petrol tax. This is why they are doing pilot programs for usage on the road rather then what fuel your vehicle takes. But that is still a long way off so they are doing these quick fee's on EV vehicles to fill the gaps. This is where our public road funds are supposed to come from.
• Federal and state gastaxes
• Federal and statediesel taxes
• Vehicle weight fees
• Public transit fare
• Property taxes
• Benefits assessment districts
• Developer fees
• Sales taxes
• General Funds provided by federal, state, and local governments
• Externalized Costs
But I try to live better, I have solar panels on my house, I drive a non plugin hybrid. I did put a deposit on a Tesla model 3 if when the time comes I like it so I can switch to an all electric car. But I feel we need to do something our roads are so crappy, I see people all the time on the side of the road with a blown out sidewall from hitting the huge potholes we have going on.
To be fair, we do pay like nearly twice per the same volume of petrol as you do. Unless I made some error in my calculations, 95 is going for roughly 4.41$/US gallon at the moment.
Honestly, I prefer it this way, I have little issues in giving break for alternative travel methods that can be ultimately beneficial. The question is how much of a leeway they should be provided.
I don't really care that say a cyclist uses a road and doesn't pay a damn thing to do it. Bravo to hium that he cycles.
In cold weather, the range of an electric vehicle is shit minus 1.
At -30C, modern LiPo batteries used in these things are at a fairly high risk of internal ruptures leading to self-immolation.
At -40C, they are even more of a liability.
Even at warm temperatures, an electric car equipped with LiPos is a severe fire hazard in a collision.
Electrics have a fair ways to go yet for universal use.
Battery technologies just aren't there yet.
At -40 most city cars ain't running either. Also, something like 90% of the human population doesn't really get to experience <-20 degree weather. If you assume worldwide scale, that's functionally an edge case.
Still I won't argue that batteries are somewhat fickle.