With the growth in the number of electric vehicles on the road, state governments are beginning to look at ways to change the way they collect road taxes, and it will likely end up affecting everyone, not just EV drivers.
For decades. states have pushed gasoline taxes as a means to raise money to fix roads, bridges, and surface road infrastructure. The per-gallon taxes are a mainstay for states, counties and cities.
But, according to Bloomberg, the last time gas taxes and other road fee taxes — such as tolls — fully paid for road repair and maintenance was in the late 1960s. Since then, the taxes have been insufficient to actually fully pay for road maintenance. The rest of the money comes from general revenues, Bloomberg reported.
Needless to say, lawmakers have b …