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All those electric vehicles pose a problem for building roads


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SOURCE: https://www.wired.com/story/electric-vehicles-problem-building-roads/
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The language said the 2030 target would take effect only if lawmakers created a program to charge drivers based on how far they drive each year.The bill had been hailed as pathbreaking for electric vehicles and US climate policy, more aggressive than deadlines from states like California, Massachusetts, and New York, which have set their sights on 2035. Lawmakers “can keep kicking this issue down the road, but eventually it’s going to have to stop,” Metz says.In the US, state and federal motor fuel taxes account for more than 40 percent of transportation funding—the largest revenue source. “Setting and achieving a goal of 100 percent electric vehicles is too important to tie to the implementation of a separate policy like a road usage charge,” Inslee said in a statement after he vetoed the 2030 provision.Some environmentalists, meanwhile, say the whole conversation is backward. A gas tax isn’t all bad, they say, because it charges the drivers of the most polluting vehicles more money.

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