TrackEVsOnline

Discussion in 'Track EVs Online' started by VoodooBoss, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. byronj

    byronj TMO Addict

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    Im just going to put this here.

    https://www.zeromotorcycles.com

    The only reason(s) I don't have one. When I first saw them in 07 or 08 at Laguna Seca when Moto GOP came back they had no data on the battery lifecycle or a cost for replacement. Another issues was being street legal. Now the times have changed (charged) and it's been worked out but the price point hasn't worked out for me. I did a calculation and good old fossil fuel still wins but Im in the market for a wheelie machine.
     
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    I’m surprised nobody has gotten the EV MX bike figured out. To me it’s one of the most obvious applications.

    We had a Gen 1 Leaf living in the SF Bay back when getting one was a big hassle. Loved it. Wife found a 220v outlet at work; had the EVSE modified for L2 charging and made a swappable pigtail to match the oddball plug she found. Haven’t bought another EV due to living in a rental and not having good access to power for now, but it’s the perfect city commuter.
     
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    Not to be out done by other states when it comes to Taxes. The state of Illinois has proposed a $1000.00 annual registration fee for all EV's. The concept is that Motor Fuel taxes only apply to fossil fuel powered vehicles. As such, Illinois cannot collect usage taxes on EV's Because of this a "Special Class" tax will be created. Not in tax code yet, stand by.
     
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    Sounds shockingly fair and equitable!
     
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    That was the surprising part.
     
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    What I envision is that, at least here in CA, we move to an annual mileage reporting and verification. That seems to be the most equitable thing to do. I don't mind the free ride we're getting with our Tesla at the moment but we know it won't last forever.
     
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    I don’t disagree. Will the politicians agree? If I live and am taxed in state A while working and driving in state B. How does State B get their share of tax money to maintain the roads I actually drive on? The answer, more taxes. Uggg
     

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