What Happens When Cars Use Less Gas?The lord of the manor gets his pound of flesh one way or another. This is why municipalities all over the country have hiked the charges for water use, loss of revenue from all of those highly efficient water using appliances that we've been urged to buy all these years.
Drivers of electric cars may have left the gas pump behind, but there's one expense they may not be able to shake: paying to maintain the roads.
After years of urging residents to buy fuel-efficient cars and giving them tax breaks to do it, Washington state lawmakers are considering a measure to charge them a $100 annual fee — what would be the nation's first electric car fee.
State lawmakers grappling with a $5 billion deficit are facing declining gas tax revenue, which means less money to maintain or improve roads.
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