[Oeva-list] Electric Vehicle Deployment Act of 2010

Chris Goodwin cgoodwin at gmail.com
Fri May 28 11:44:37 PDT 2010


On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 11:21, Sam Huffman <shuffman at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just sent my comments on the bill (opposed) along with the link below to
> their email addresses.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jevons_paradox
>
> Unfortunately the *right* way to decrease our dependence on foreign oil and
> to organically "fuel" (haha) interest in electric vehicles is to increase
> the gas tax. It doesn't appear that this bill considers that opportunity.
>

I would say that increasing the gas tax increases the state's dependency on
gas taxes, and paradoxically makes it harder to get EVs on the road (because
EVs don't use gas....)

Carrot *and* stick.

-- 
Chris Goodwin
cgoodwin at gmail.com
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