Last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee – a young man who, during his presidential rivalry two years ago, called for a nationwide sale of gas-fired vehicles by 2030 – has approved a nationwide ban on gas-fired car sales by 2030.
Because of this surprise, Inslee has said in a statement, it is part of the law. The policy states that the 2030 target will only work if policymakers have developed a system to compensate drivers based on their annual performance.
The money has been hailed as a way to get rid of electric cars and US weather data, more aggressively than the last days from countries like California, Massachusetts, and new York, which looks to 2035. Washington is planning to comply with California laws and ban the sale of gas-fired vehicles by 2035.
But there is another idea: The brand uses gas levies to finance the construction and maintenance of everything from roads and bridges to buses and transportation. Like many electric cars—Encluding Ford F-150, which sells next year — when it gets in the way, gas sales will go down, as well as tax revenues.
Matthew Metz, founder and co-founder at Seattle in Coltura, said he was shocked and disappointed that Inslee missed the opportunity to set a deadline for zero sales in the country. He said signing the law, even with a one-mile tax plan, would lighten the future of paying for government infrastructure. Legislators “can continue to oppose the issue along the way, but in the end it has to stop,” Metz said.
In the US, car and government taxes are more than 40 percent of travel expenses – the largest source of income. But the file for the federal government has not prepared for the oil tax since 1993, when it was set at 18.4 cents per gallon. Since 2008, Congress has also provided additional funding, but things are not going well: DRM Budget Office says if the budget does not change by 2030 surpasses its budget of $ 188 billion. At least 36 countries have increased their oil tariffs since 2010 to bring in more revenue.
At the moment, cars are starting to use more fuel — and a small but growing segment of U.S. cars are not using gas at all. Car manufacturers promise to live for the next ten years releasing battery-operated colors. (Anyone want the electric version of the best-selling car in America, a Ford F-150 box? You can buy one in 2022.)
This change is important in the world. Twenty-nine greenhouse gases in the country are leaving the transport sector, and about 60% of them come from freight cars. Many believe that the conduct of electricity in this country should be a key element in any process of climate change.
“Legislators are recognizing that yes, you are achieving the goal of the environment” by establishing access to electricity, says Douglas Shinkle, who oversees transport operations at the National Conference of State Legislature. “But at the same time, you are disrupting the system of those vehicles.”
This is why policymakers like those in Washington are interested fines for using the roads. In theory, the rule is simple: Instead of paying taxes on every gallon of electricity they use, drivers pay tax on the distance they drive. US Secretary of Transport Pete Buttigieg promoted the idea in March, though it did not make sense to President Biden. Also in March, the Federal Highway Administration has announced that it will provide funding for pilot programs in eight states. At least 13 countries have enacted traffic laws, Shinkle said.
But countries that have tried to use and impose fines on road users – a club that includes California, Hawaii, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah, and Virginia – have had many difficult questions. Gas tax collection is simpler and cheaper; drivers pay for the pump. But charging a mile may require data collection and a fine from millions of vehicles. Some governments have tried to control the radio, others have the equipment to drive vehicles and send notifications to the driving department. The skeptics complained that they should follow his whereabouts. And it is not clear that such machines make more money than they spend.