“How should EV owners pay for road maintenance?” Twitter poll results

Canadian reader K's new Tesla Model 3Last week, after several states proposed new registration fees on electric cars, ostensibly to pay for road maintenance, we wondered what our readers thought would work best. We have nothing against electric-car drivers paying their fair share for road maintenance, but some state proposals seemed to go beyond mere fairness to actively discouraging...

“What kinds of EV incentives are most effective?” Take our Twitter poll

Carpool lanes I-5, Seattle, Washington [Credit: SounderBruce-Wikimedia Commons]On Monday, we took a look at how electric cars have become the new norm in Norway. There, they've moved beyond early adopters and die-hards to the early mass market. In Norway, 31.2 percent of new-car buyers chose an electric car. It's like this not just because of new incentives for electric-car buyers, including as exemptions from sales...

How should EV owners pay for road maintenance? Take our Twitter poll

EVgo charging station in Union City, California with resused BMW i3 battery backupStates around the US are imposing new fees on electric-car owners to make them contribute to state highway maintenance funds. Some can be quite onerous, such as the $1,000 fee for electric-car registration proposed last week in the Illinois legislature, compared to a $148 fee for other cars. CHECK OUT: 17 states have passed extra fees on electric...

How did that EV purchase affect your tax bill? Twitter poll results

Image from 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric-car ad by Ourisman Chevrolet, Rockville, MarylandElectric-car sales skyrocketed in the U.S. last year as Tesla Model 3 production ramped up. The growth came not only as Tesla's production blew through its allotment of federal tax credits, but also as changes based on the 2017 tax law raised many taxpayers' tax bills, come last month. Anecdotally, we heard complaints from quite a few readers who...