posted on Nov, 21 2004 @ 08:31 AM
California considers this in response to hybrid vehicles taking to the road and the loss of taxes from them. My oh my, lets punish the people who are
trying to help the pollution and declining oil reserve issues.
Aren't governments amazing.
LOS ANGELES - California drivers are accustomed to paying the highest prices at the gasoline pump in the continental United States, but a proposal
that their cars be outfitted with transponders to collect state taxes by the mile has stirred deep-rooted privacy fears.
The policy idea is a response to the growing popularity of gas-electric hybrid cars and concern that as more fuel-efficient vehicles clog the
Californiaís highways, a tax on gasoline consumption will no longer be the best way to finance road maintenance.