Just saw on news channel Washington State has a tax, $100+, on ECs since they use no gas. They pay a road use tax. No free lunches.
WA and OR are working on a system to put on a mileage tax. Impossible? no. The little black box BO is demanding all new auto's have will measure exactly how many miles you have driven. The majority of cars since 2002 already have them. Most people do not know that.
Last month, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn admitted the automaker will not meet its sales target for its all-electric Leaf, the latest troubling sign for EVs.
Despite months of lagging sales, the Japanese automaker had steadfastly refused to acknowledge that it could not double sales in 2012 to 20,000 after selling nearly 10,000 in 2011.
In October, the Leaf had its best month all year, selling 1,579, up 86 percent from a year ago. Nissan sold 1,539 Leaf EVs in November, more than twice the same month last year.
For the year, Nissan has sold 8,330 Leafs, down 4.5 percent from this time a year ago. It sold 9,679 Leafs in 2011.
Ghosn has predicted that 10 percent of all vehicles sold by 2020 worldwide will be electric.
Ghosn told reporters in November 2010 the alliance would sell 500,000 EVs a year by the end of 2013. In a video posted last month by the company, Renault-Nissan now says it is committed to sell 1.5 million EVs cumulatively by 2016.
Nissan and its alliance partner French automaker Renault have invested $5.6 billion in electric vehicles in recent years.
Nissan received $1.4 billion in Energy Department loans to build a battery plant and upgrade a Leaf factory in Smyrna, Tenn. The company had invited reporters to attend a grand opening of the plant in October but abruptly canceled the ceremony.
To date the only thing the gov't has run half way reasonably is the military, and they are mighty short in the area of the living wounded.
The Senate and the House should force the federal gov't to return to what the constitutiion says the gov't is responsible for. Give back to the states what belongs to the states. Get out of the ring of setting: rules, regulations and laws. Repeal EPA first. This is the biggest law to take away our rights.