If you own an electric vehicle, Ford has some off-peak electrical tips for you.

Economy Watch has an infographic for: Are Electric Cars a Bane to the Government?  “… if every car was electric, how much would the government stand to lose in terms of road tax and more significantly fuel duty?”

We have crunched the numbers and found that in the United Kingdom, for example, the government would lose over £24 billion ($39 billion) in tax every single year if every motorist in the UK opted for an electric vehicle. This biggest loss would obviously come from fuel duty, which makes up about 80 percent of this total figure.

The government would also lose approximately £4.8 billion ($7.7 billion) from road tax charges and close to £37.5 million ($60.4 million) from car insurance sales, which are generally about 5 percent cheaper for environmentally friendly car owners through a number of motor insurance providers.

In a related post Washington Secrets says the US road tax could rise as much as 250% under a plan to abandon the federal gasoline tax in favor of a pay-per-mile fee — raising the current tax of 18.4 cents a gallon to as high as 46 cents.

But without a tax increase, said the Government Accountability Office study, the government’s highway fund is going to go dry. One reason the fund is going broke: President Obama’s push for fuel efficient cars has resulted in better mileage, and fewer stops at the pump.

Heavy duty electric trucks will be used at ports in the state of California reports Next-Gen Transportation News. The all-electric trucks feature a 100-mile range and will be used at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach.

Electric car price parity may come in 2015 according to Moneynews. Michael Farkas, CEO of Car Charging Group, which provides public charging stations for EVs, says electric cars will fall in price to reach equality with standard gas-powered cars by 2015 or 2016.

Eventually electric cars will be mass-produced just like gasoline-based cars – from battery packs to regenerating braking systems, etc., he says. So the cost of production will be similar for both kinds of autos.

The biggest selling point for electric vehicles is that they cost 20 cents per mile to operate, compared with $1.00 for a gas car, Farkas says. “[T]here’s no question of what people will buy,” given that differential.

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