The hidden cost of electric vehicles that should be a deal breaker for any freedom-loving American

Why are more consumers not thinking about how this will hand the keys of tyranny over to technocrats already in love with lockdowns and surveillance tools?


There’s a hidden motive behind the movement to transition Americans out of their gas-powered vehicles and into electric cars.

Not only are electric cars more expensive, meaning that fewer people will be able to afford to drive in the years ahead. But electric cars also mean the end of the gas tax, which is what funds road maintenance and other projects in all 50 states.

Nobody is talking about this. But the new tax plan will mark the end of your freedom of movement, your right to move about anonymously, and the beginning of government tracking of your every move.

Headline USA reports that despite privacy concerns and dysfunctional models, some states are determined to replace gas taxes with taxes for every mile driven, a model that requires tracking devices to monitor the movement of citizens.

Evan Burroughs has spent eight years touting the virtues of an Oregon pilot program charging motorists by the distance their vehicle travels rather than the gas it guzzles, yet his own mother still hasn’t bought in.

Headline USA notes that Margaret Burroughs, 85, said she has no intention of inserting a tracking device on her Nissan Murano to record the miles she drives to get groceries or attend social functions.

The article states:

“Burroughs’ reluctance exemplifies the myriad hurdles U.S. states face as they experiment with road-usage charging programs aimed at supplementing gas taxes, which are generating less each year, in part due to increased fuel efficiency and the rise of electric cars.”

The federal government is about to pilot its own such program, funded by $125 million from the infrastructure measure Biden signed in November 2021.

So far, only three states — Oregon, Utah and Virginia — are generating revenue from road-usage charges, despite the looming threat of an ever-widening gap between states’ gas tax proceeds and their transportation budgets.

Hawaii will soon become the fourth. Without action, the gap could reach $67 billion by 2050 due to fuel efficiency alone, Boston-based CDM Smith estimates.

Read the full article at USA Headlines.<

June 26, 2023 | Comments »

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