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For the activists, the calcars web site has an article where they urge people to provide input to the California Air Resources Board:

http://www.calcars.org/calcars-news/931.html
"If you've seen the movie, "Who Killed the Electric Car," you know about the California Air Resources Board's key role in regulating and incentivizing plug-in cars. Now the ARB faces a major turning point, and needs to hear from the public, in person in Sacramento March 27, by testimony and comments online, and by messages to the Governor. We provide a range of background and ways to get involved below.
 

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Look, the CA government is NOT stupid. They get 25 cents in taxes off every gallon of fuel you burn. ZEV's will put an immediate crimp on their revenue stream, where as blended hybrids and extended range vehicle will still allow them a revenue stream.

Everyone has a piece of the oil revenue pie, so don't look for anyone to push for a starvation diet.
 

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is there a button for "Bite my shinny metal a$$"

I'm so glad i dont live in california. But the CARB is making it harder to buy 49state legal stuff cause manufactures dont want to produce two versions of everything.
 

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Look, the CA government is NOT stupid. They get 25 cents in taxes off every gallon of fuel you burn. ZEV's will put an immediate crimp on their revenue stream, where as blended hybrids and extended range vehicle will still allow them a revenue stream.

Everyone has a piece of the oil revenue pie, so don't look for anyone to push for a starvation diet.
I suspect this will just be swapped to similar taxes on electricity and or eventually hydrogen refills.
 

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I suspect this will just be swapped to similar taxes on electricity and or eventually hydrogen refills.
Toll roads would better capture all the different "fueling" approaches people will end up using, since some will have home electricity generation, hydrogen generation, alcohol distilling, etc., unless you prefer a progressive tax code where some renewables are taxed higher than others.
 
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