[Oeva-list] Fwd: Update on HB2328

Scott Hippe scott.hippe at me.com
Wed May 4 06:26:50 PDT 2011

In my opinion, EV fuel is the battery + electricity.  The battery is "prepaid fuel".  For a Leaf, if you assume battery cost is $10,000.00 and you expect
100,000 miles on a battery, your total fuel cost over 100,000 miles is $10,000.00 + $2,000 (electricity).   That works out to $.12/mile.  If you treat
your battery well, and your battery lasts more than 100,000 miles, well thats just an additional benefit.  We also assume that when it is time to
replace the battery (essentially prepay more fuel), the battery cost will be much lower due to technology and mass production.

To compare an ICE, 30 mpg * $4.00/gallon = $.12/mile as well.  But it is easy to assume that over the next 8 years that the price of gas will increase.
Also there are all kinds of social costs produced by the ICE during the 100,000 miles that are not accounted for.  And the 3333 gallons of gas that the
ICE uses over 100,000 miles required a significant amount of electricity to produce and deliver which is of course also hidden from view.


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> From: Theoldcars at aol.com
> Date: May 3, 2011 11:32:19 PM PDT
> To: oeva-list at oeva.org
> Subject: [Oeva-list] Update on HB2328
> Let me know if my math is wrong
> To use a Leaf driver for an example.
> If your cost per kW is 8 cents and your getting 4 miles to the kW. Then  2.0 cents  is your cost per mile. So this tax of .0156 would be almost 80% of the cost of fuel. I would like to see the reaction to gas being taxed at this same level.
> .0156 cents per mile does not seem outrageous since 10,000 miles would be only 156.00 dollars in road taxes. Then you consider 10,000 miles would only cost you 200.00 dollars on your electric bill.
> So if this passes it will cost almost as much to maintenance the road as it does to fuel an electric vehicle.
> Amazing when you think about it. As this shows just how efficient an EV is to drive and in comparison how expensive the road is to maintain.
> Since were going to review the road taxes how about taking a look at the current road maintenance cost? One study seems to show the state of Washington could save 25 million dollars a year over 10 years ago.  This is way more money they will ever be taken in for a very long time with this EV road tax.
> http://www.washingtonpolicy.org/publications/brief/competing-highway-maintenance-lessons-washington-state
> I was searching Google for a city that was on TV a while back that had changed to using private contractors. They had vastly improved their roads and lowered their cost. Anyone else see that?
> Don
> In a message dated 5/3/2011 5:08:48 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, oeva-list-request at oeva.org writes:
> 3. VRUC = $0.0156/mile (1.56 cents per mile), effective July 1, 2018.
> Reduced rate of $0.0085/mile  (0.85 cents/mile) from July 1, 2015 to
> 2018.
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