A table like that is what I envision also. However I still think that states that are already doing annual inspections may wind up going the mileage route. States that don't probably would use calculated averages. And there's still a question of how federal road tax fits into this. Gasoline prices especially affects low income people, who regardless of an increase in gas prices still have to drive the same number of miles to work, get their kids to school, get to the doctor, or even worse a far away hospital. This topic especially effects them since raising gas prices via higher taxes is one of the options being suggested. And keep in mind that while upper middle class people in the burbs will be filling their garages and driveways with PEV's, lower income people in apartments won't have an ability to charge, some will but most won't for the foreseeable future and will still have to drive gasoline vehicles. So shifting the road maintenance burden onto them via higher gas tax will be a hardship. And yet we want more PEV's on the road and so we need to avoid revenue methods that overly punish them. Thus I think it's worth thinking this through and not tossing oversimplified solutions at the problem without thinking of the multiple consequences. How discussing this topic in detail somehow indicates a lack of concern about global warming is quite a leap. The thread title is Annual PEV Fees. Feel free to start a Global Warming Fee thread and we'll all join you over there and probably agree with you on everything.