Widespread electric vehicle adoption would save billions of dollars, thousands of lives. If EVs replaced 25% of combustion-engine cars currently on the road, the United States would save approximately $17 billion annually by avoiding damages from climate change and air pollution.

It probably seems like more when you have to pay it. And maybe they shouldnt be the one taxed, but instead tax companies like cement companies that are benefiting/profiting the most from the service. Proximity is not necessarily the best metric for these things. Do you have a good reason to pick out the truck driver specifically?

I think rail has fallen to pieces, though I agree and am a big fan of the idea.

Again this would benefit from careful study. It may be the that the last mile deliveries are causing far more damage and not the diesel trucks at all.

Or it may be that we are using dumb technology on the roads. Maybe coating the roads with a protectant would be financially smarter.

If taxing the trucker is no big deal, why not hit him again. Hell, do it three times.. When does it start to look unfair?

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