California milage tax

Stephen A. Frye s.frye at VERIZON.NET
Fri Feb 18 05:26:30 MST 2005


You're right, though I am not sure of the impact.  And, at present pricing,
it takes a long time for an electric car to pay for itself dollar-wise.

At 09:59 PM 2/17/2005, you wrote:
>Quinn also touched on something else that makes me suspicious of these
>hybrid cars.  Electric cars have a lot of batteries in them.  Those
>batteries have to be replaced every few years.  Sure you might save on
>gas, but how much more are you going to spend on batteries?  Also what is
>to be done with all the old batteries?  No matter what is done with them
>they will present a huge problem.
>
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>On Fri, 18 Feb 2005, Thomas Matiska wrote:
>
> > California's real problem is a zillion tons of emisions from the
> zillion tailpipes in the state.  Dozens of  blends of gasoline tailored
> to different urban areas is a problem:  Not being able to build power
> plants (something electric cars need) because of  tough air polution
> standards is a problem:  Countless exempt vehicles putting out many times
> their share of  polution is a problem;    The economic damage done to the
> state's economy by polution(and well intended laws to limit it) is the
> major problem.
> >
> >
> > The niche market for elecrics is mostly limited to tree huggers who
> would otherwise be driving a 40 mpg gas econobox.  The damage done to
> roads (and the road budget) by tree huggers switching to a 60 mpg hybrid
> is chump change compared to the problems electric cars solve.  If the
> state was smart they'd give them free plates and registration too.
> >
> > Tom
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -------------- Original message from "Stephen A. Frye"
> <s.frye at VERIZON.NET>: --------------
> >
> >
> > And what "problem" with electric cars?  They cause as much wear and
> tear on roads as gasoline ones.  Shouldn't they pay their share?
> >
> >
> >
> > Only in smog choked California would someone be trying to head off the
> growing "problem" of  electric cars.
> >
> >
> >
> > Tom
> >
> >



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