Practically, you might be correct.oxothuk wrote: ↑Thu Dec 09, 2021 7:34 pmPurchase cost primarily.
If you want to cover externalities then you need another mechanism like a gas tax.
Cost of ownership is already favorable for EVs for many people. Not even including externalities.
Gas tax historically was to pay for roads. Much of road maintenance and construction is now funded out of the general fund.