Fix it, or EV loophole will defund our roadways | Letters

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NJ.com

There is a lot of talk nowadays about electric vehicles, cars as well as trucks. While it all seems like a viable utopian plan, the law of unintentional consequences is rarely given a thought. I’ve commented on some of these issues before, but an important new discussion is starting to appear. Who will pay road-use expenses if too few people are paying fuel taxes? In today’s world, every gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel has state and federal tax applied to it, sometimes at the wholesale level. The logic for this is that the motorists who use the roads the most should foot the most expenses t…

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