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Old 05-04-2010, 04:12 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I think Gasstingy may be right-on.

Doesn't seem fair to deny someone their cool ride though, just because the beer-o-crats can't figure out the best way to tax them.

While nobody is yet paying EVers for the health benefits - there ARE many places that allow EVs to use carpool lanes with a single driver, don't tax them going into congested cities the way gas cars are, etc, etc.

I read about the Fisker Karma, that part of the plug-in hybrid specs on it are designed to meet certain "EV-only" requirements for several congested European cities.
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