If vehicles go from sitting 90% of the time to operating 90% of the time you’ll need a LOT less…
Bryant McClellan
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Bryant, 
I think you’re missing how markets work — if demand crashes, prices will too. Take a look at the recession and housing values; once people couldn’t buy them, demand went off a cliff.

Govts absolutely need that revenue, but you’re mistaken on the weight. A Toyota 4Runner is about 4,800lbs. A Tesla Model 3 is 3,800. A Mercedes C300 is 3,400. Not much difference.

The simplest and cleanest solution is one tax on gas, another on EVs per mile — both tax people equally on use, which seems fairest.

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