Moving to electric vehicles will dull recessions currently inflated by oil

Yes, the challenge is changing the laws and such around it.

It should be easy, but nothing is easy with the government. :joy:

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How do they figure miles per gallon for EV when their gallons consumed is zero?

The State of Texas is using ridiculous federal tax policy to fund their State. Get someone from Ohio or Indiana to fund the purchase of a vehicle and then tax the usage of the vehicle on a state level. Brilliant.

Well to make up for the other tax revenues they don’t want from the fed like the Medicare expansion.

Click on the link. Why don’t people click on the links.

EVs keep track of miles per kilowatt hour. I have no idea how to compare that to mpg, but I’m sure there’s some way to do it.

Click the link!

Reading’s for squares.

Vehicles are ranked by their EPA combined city/highway rating. All-Electric vehicle (EV) fuel economy is given in Miles Per Gallon equivalent (MPGe), where 33.7 kWh = 1 gallon of gasoline. Plug-in hybrid Vehicles (PHEV) are ranked by their combined gas/electricity rating.

Hah, thanks. I actually DID click the link at your insistence. Good find.

Havent yearly inspections been done away with now, or did that bill die ?

January 2025, Texas will no longer require non-commercial vehicles to undergo an annual safety inspection. Beginning next year, unless you live in one of the 17 most populated counties in Texas, you won’t have to go through an annual inspection or test. While drivers will still pay the inspection fee, the physical inspection process will be eliminated for most Texans.

Well I assume you still have to do the inspection in Harris county once the law takes effect.

Agree, for pollution checks I’d guess. But that makes mileage checks during inspection not a universal way to check.

It’s based on weight today. So an EV should pay the same $55 plus as an ICE plus whatever an ICE contribute by gasoline consumption tax- which was worked out above
as about $100/yr. So total EV registration fee
should be $155.00 for the year and not the $255 amount currently listed.

The whole EV extra weight damages roads more is bogus, since we already allow passenger vehicles to be up to 10,000 lbs and pay the same rate. And the Tesla shown above weigh much less than 10,000lbs.

Don’t worry, our government will regulate it to the point that it will be cheaper to get it from China.

Trojan horse

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Going back to the thread title…are we there already?

Oil production in the US is at all time record highs.

Gasoline usage in the us has stagnated.

Meanwhile, EV sales have increased and electricity usage by them is on its expected course…

Last week, data from the Energy Information Administration showed that U.S. gasoline demand slipped to about 8.94 billion barrels a day. That might still sound like a lot — but before the pandemic, consumption was closer to the 10 billion barrel-a-day range at this time of year, Gross noted.

So about that cobalt mining. I’m sure EV haters aren’t eating any chocolate, right?