State and Federal Lawmakers Are Split: Should EVs Pay Their Fair Share or Continue Their Free Ride?

State and Federal Lawmakers Are Split: Should EVs Pay Their Fair Share or Continue Their Free Ride?

It’s Infrastructure Week, and one of the few things that Americans can agree upon is that the country’s infrastructure needs to be updated and expanded. But the eternal question of “who pays?” has created a divide in state and federal lawmakers between those who want to start charging electric vehicle (EV) owners for their use of the nation’s roads and those who want to continue—or even expand—EV owners’ unfair privileges.

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EV subsidies for the wealthy? “Taycan” pay for it themselves

EV subsidies for the wealthy? “Taycan” pay for it themselves

Porsche recently announced that “owners of the upcoming Porsche Taycan will get three years of free charging at hundreds of Electrify America public stations,” according to Axios. It sounds like a nice gesture, but is actually emblematic of the flaws in providing electric vehicle subsidies, benefits, and goodies—they disproportionately benefit the rich.

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