Originally Posted by bakadayo
I can see that happening over time; but not anytime soon. We are still in the beginning of switching over to an electric paradigm for our automotive transportation. I can see in the future when: vehicular surcharge on electric bill based on vehicle registration, or surcharge on a specific outlet. But the latter seems very easily defeated. Also, when gas pumps have switched over to electric charging stations, there should be a comparable electric tax on that too. But again, I think it's too early for that. In the future when electric is mainstream, definitely.
Yup. Avoiding taxes is a great motivator for progress. It's how places like Silicon Valley are formed.. tax breaks allow companies and individuals to invest money into higher risk technologies.
I don't think electric cars should be taxed the same way gasoline cars are.