Gas Taxes Pay For Our Roads. What Happens When Cars Go Electric?

  • Date: 07/27/2021

Earlier this year, President Biden called for electrifying the entire federal vehicle fleet — about 645,000 passenger cars, trucks and vans — putting the nation on track to a green energy transportation future.

General Motors followed shortly after by announcing plans to only produce all-electric vehicles (EVs) by 2035. Several other major automakers either plan or have already produced EV models, joining Tesla which has dominated the market for over a decade.

That’s the good news. The bad news? We need to find a way to pay for the repair and maintenance of our roads, bridges and public transit — which all rely in part on gas tax revenues — once we fully transition away from gas-powered vehicles.

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