This is directly related to The Master’s column If cars go electric, how do we pay for highways without a gas tax?.
What few weighmasters I’ve talked with over the years generally tell me it’s the semi-trucks that tear up the roads, not the passenger cars. So I’m thinking little hybreds and electrics rolling down a road designed to handle semis with 34 ton loads aren’t costing much of anything.
That would depend on the answer to the General Question “Is damage to the road strictly about pounds per square inch, or is there something like
stress going on as well?”
Something tells me we’re not in Vector-ville anymore, please dumb it down some if you please.