I am driving on a road in California. In other words, using it to go from Point A to Point B. I know my usage creates wear on it, and I pay for the convenience of having a road. Next to me, I notice an electric vehicle. Well, sure enough, its tires, just like mine, make contact with the road surface. No surprise there.
All vehicles should share in the cost of having the availability of public roads. To exempt a class that does not purchase liquid fuel to reach Point B, but arrives there nonetheless, places a disproportionate cost on the other class. We are also incurring an additional registration fee; electric vehicles are exempt until the 2020 model year.
Zero-emission vehicles are not eco-friendly in the absolute, but that is another issue. The only green car is painted green.
Ann Pardini, Fresno