Based on an average 12,000 mi. per year @ $3 per gallon
35 miles per gallon or 343 gallons per vehicle as the break even point.
A car getting 30 mph estimate over 12,000 miles uses 400 gallons and at the time of sale would pay a 57 gallon Energy Development Fee of 57 gallons X $3 per gallon $171 each year for driving a car getting less than the federal guidelines for fuel consumption..
This fee would go to a dedicated Green Energy Fund to develop green energy and green energy manufacturing in the USA. It is time for the citizens of this country to feel a little of the pain to achieve energy independance.
THIS WOULD BE VERY PAINFUL POLITICALLY AND WOULD REQUIRE BIPARTICIAN SUPPORT BY POLITICAL LEADERS WHO HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF COURAGE. TIME TO WALK THE WALK.