Do electric cars pay road tax?

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asked May 29, 2022 in Car Makes by Promover (820 points)
Do electric cars pay road tax?

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answered May 29, 2022 by Aporkchop (7,660 points)
Electric cars do not pay road tax because the electric car is charged using electricity.

However electric car owners do pay taxes through their electric bill and also when they register and tag the electric car the money for the tags and registration of the car and property tax helps pay for road issues that road tax on gasoline would pay for.

Electric cars do eventually pay for themselves.

However it takes around 10 years for an electric car or other electric vehicle to pay for themselves.

You won't see immediate savings when purchasing a new or used electric vehicle and sometimes by the time it's paid for itself it may be ready to retire the electric car and get another one.

However sometimes electric cars may last longer and keep going as long as they are properly maintained.

Electric cars do have air conditioning.

The electric cars air conditioning pump uses electricity through the batteries to power the electric car air conditioning pump.

Unlike a gasoline car that uses the engines power to power the cars air conditioning pump which is driven by a belt and uses more gasoline.

Electric cars do heat up faster than gasoline cars as the heater in an electric car is a resistance heater and immediately throws out heat unlike the gas engine car which uses coolant to heat the car when the engine warms up.

Keeping your vehicle plugged in allows the motor and seats to warm up without sacrificing driving range.

EVs don't cause emissions when idling, so letting your car run for about a minute to two should be enough time for systems to get up and running won't hurt the environment.

If your electric car dies then you'll be stranded on the side of the road or wherever the electric car dies.

Then you'll need to get towed or hook a generator up or plug the electric car in somehow.

Current electric vehicles travel about 250 miles on a charge, though there are some, such as Teslas, that can do about 350 miles on a charge.

Many automakers have announced plans to bring to market electric vehicles that promise longer range and even faster charging.

Electric cars take on average of 8 to 12 hours to fully charge depending on how low the battery is in the electric car.

If the battery in the electric car is only slightly low then it may charge fully in as little as 30 minutes to an hour.

To charge an electric vehicle takes between 8 to 12 hours if the battery is really low.

If you have a fast charger for the electric vehicle then it may take as little as a few hours to 30 minutes depending on how low the battery is.

However from a completely low battery in the electric vehicle it can take around 8 to 12 hours to fully charge the electric vehicle.

The reason that it's said we should ban gas cars is because the gas cars are considered bad for the environment and uses gasoline which is not a renewable resource.

Gasoline will eventually run out and although it can be actually renewed it takes millions of years to renew the gasoline.

Gasoline cars also put out emissions and pollute the air through the exhaust although electric cars use electricity which is sometimes produced using coal, natural gas, diesel generators etc.

Really banning gas cars is not a good idea as although electric cars are good for some people they really are not good for towing things such as trailers, travel trailers, going on really long road trips etc.

Gasoline cars and gasoline vehicles are still really the best and will always be.

I have an electric car but I also have a gasoline car which I prefer to take on longer trips.

California cannot really ban gas cars or gas vehicles.

However California can ban the sale of new gasoline cars or gasoline vehicles in their state but not ban current gasoline cars or gasoline vehicles that are being operated as of now.

Banning gasoline cars is not a good idea and actually doing so means less taxes for the roads etc when people go all electric.

Electric cars are not all that great for the environment either as electric cars use electricity to charge the batteries which sometimes uses coal, natural gas etc to create the electricity.

Also electric cars require charging which is actually not always convenient as it can take awhile to charge the electric car up.

With gasoline you just fill the car up and go but with an electric car you must wait a few hours or so before your battery is charged up.

With gasoline it takes maybe a few minutes to fill up and then leave.

Electric cars also use resources to make which are not that great for the environment.

If California did actually ban gas cars or gas vehicles then the state of California would lose a lot of residents.

Many people are already leaving California due to too many regulations and adding more regulations and banning gas cars would likely cause more people to leave California.

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