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Gas Tax Could Become Green Energy Catalyst

nimh2 Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 2:39 PM
From an engineering standpoint, batteries do not work well in cold weather, losing a considerable amount of their capacity. Battery-operated vehicles may be acceptable in the southern United States, but in the heartland, they are essentially useless in the winter months.
Uber Dave Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 2:45 PM
Not to mention that they are fueled by those hideous coal fired power plants...
firetoice Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 2:42 PM
...especially if you want to run the heater, or the defroster.
an army employee Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 4:19 PM
Or an air conditioner.

PS Hot weather is not good for the batteries either.

Rising gas prices are beginning to approach May 2011 levels, signifying that the economy hasn’t grown much in the past two years. Despite the recent drop in crude oil barrel prices, state governments and environmentalists are actually pushing for an increase in gas taxes. The federal gas tax currently sits at 18.4 cents per gallon, but recent proposals are looking to raise the tax 2 cents annually over the next five years.

Environmentalists see the gas tax as a way to promote green energy standards. In the New York Times, proponents argue that:

“[I]f our goal is to get Americans...