thecoalman - 12:01 pm on Jun 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
I have a Prius and I don't really care what gas costs. The thing gets phenomenal mileage and I don't drive a whole lot. Bring on an extra buck a gallon, maybe two ;-) That way the folks driving gas guzzlers who don't need to drive them will buy something that's more fuel efficient.
Enjoy it while you can, you realize you are being subsidized by gasoline powered vehicles? Gasoline taxes pay for the roads, bridges and other unrelated transportation projects. I've already heard mention of Washington state wanting to implement a flat yearly tax on electric cars of something like $300 which is far too little. As taxes on gasoline dwindle it's inevitable and necessary those taxes will made up elsewhere like a mileage fee, ultimately that would be the fairest way to collect it. A formula based on the cars weight and mileage driven would be ideal, heavier vehicles do more damage.