I believe we should institute a policy of vehicle labels, applied by the dealerships, and linked to local property taxes. The labels would reflect the predicted around town gas mileage of the vehicle. I propose four levels of labels, to be applied as a sticker to the back of the car just below (or above) the dealership sticker/medallion. Each level would correspond to a mileage range. And localities would be given the right to impose a sliding property tax surcharge based on which mileage label the vehicle carries. The property tax surcharge money could be explicitly designated for road maintenance, traffic enforcement and related spending, but not new road construction. - Leesburg TomorrowFunny thing about that.
"The EPA and Department of Transportation on Monday proposed a fuel economy label overhaul to reflect how electric and alternative fuel vehicles stack up against gasoline passenger vehicles. ... The changed label, mandated by the 2007 energy law, includes the same information on city and highway miles per gallon and estimated driving costs based on 15,000 miles a year now available. But the new labels add more comparative information, rating cars on mileage, greenhouse gas contribution, and other air pollutants from tailpipe emissions. That means that consumers can look at a label to see how one vehicle compares to all available vehicles, rather than only cars in a specific class. One label proposes grades, ranging from an A-plus to a D. There are no failing grades, since vehicles need to comply with the Clean Air Act." - SlashdotIt's not the same thing, but it's close.