And this is necessarily just the beginning. Fuels and vehicle taxes are cash cows in most developed countries and they cover way more than just building and maintaining road infrastructure. Quite a bit of welfare would essentially become impossible to finance without the contact cash from drivers. EV’s are still only a small part of the driving fleet. In a country where ICE vehicles are outlawed, a large majority of the population won’t be able to afford a car anymore. This massive loss of revenue will have to be replaced.
Since EVs are no longer helping the state out with a gasoline tax, legislators are working on a new way to collect from vehicle owners.