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The other great thing about an electric right now is that they get a free ride on our highways. Electrics are not paying road taxes from gasoline purchases. The problem of lack of road tax coffers is being looked at in CA where electrics are exploding. So, I figure you have about 1 year, maybe 2 in CA, of not paying road taxes on an electric.





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The other great thing about an electric right now is that they get a free ride on our highways. Electrics are not paying road taxes from gasoline purchases. The problem of lack of road tax coffers is being looked at in CA where electrics are exploding. So, I figure you have about 1 year, maybe 2 in CA, of not paying road taxes on an electric.
There are already other states who have additional fees for EVs registration.
 

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In Washington State most of our electricity is produced by Hydro power and EVs pay an additional $150 at annual registration to compensate for not paying tax on gasoline. Search for "EV batteries dirty secret" on the internet and you will be amused to see that the articles always seem to highlight the source of the electricity being used in surface transportation not the pollution created in building the batteries. In the United States the reduction in the cost of natural gas has quickened the conversion of power plants away from coal which is a step in the direction of cleaner. Solar production will be the winner with in the next 25 years.
 

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Wow, might be best car commercial every in history!! LOVE IT

So this seems like the first commercial then. I've been watching and watching and not even a hint or mention of the 4xe that I've seen, so It DOES Exist! I thought we were all being pranked. Mine should be coming in in the next few weeks. Placed my order 12/1!
 

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I want to know about fuel range while wheeling in 4 Low for 125 miles, 100 miles from a gas station. Jerry cans are an inconvenient but sensible necessity for 4-6mpg ICE only rides. EVs are plain stupid for that kind of wheeling. If the 4xe can deliver 20mpg equivalent in 4Low, it's a no brainer purchase. No amount of under investment or over optimistic expectation can offset an off road stranding and the taste it can leave in ones mouth depending on benevolent strangers and good weather.
 

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It's just a hybrid. It still takes gas. You can bring along all the cans you want.
 

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It's just a hybrid. It still takes gas. You can bring along all the cans you want.
Your snide, non constructive reply is a non sequitur. The electric assist is purposed to use less gas as applied to acceleration or climbing. Otherwise, it's useless. The point is how good is it in 4 low applications? If it delivers 20mpg+ equivalent on 4Low terrain, then it's a worth while option. Why 20mpg? My 32 year old 4 door XJ got 15 mpg through the 4 Low range on long trails.
 
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