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- May 27, 2011
- 2005 Jetta GLS Wagon "Cranberry"
Not sure it would work out that way. If EVs paid their share of carbon tax, even on 125 MPGe or whatever, but didn't get state rebates or federal tax credits, I think the playing field would be pretty level. If consumers had to pay full price for EVs without government subsidies, I think people would give ICEs a fair shake.
I doubt they would put it on EVs until way after they had driven ICE vehicles off the road. Besides the only EV sources that might be subject to a carbon tax would be coal, oil, and natural gas power plants; wind, solar, hydro-electric, tidal, etc. sources don't emit CO2.