AKRON (Aug. 25, 2010) — Electric vehicles, hybrids, diesels…the choices for what you drive are plentiful. Is it time to think about a carbon tax to replace America's patchwork of federal and state fuel taxes?
In this week's TBlog, guest blogger Automotive News Industry Editor James Treece writes that consumers are not stupid. “But I also think the best, most effective way to educate consumers about changes in technologies is through their wallets.” So if a standardized carbon tax were instituted, then the real carbon footprint of each vehicle technology would be transparent to the consumer.
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