Auto 2.0 Will Test Government Revenue Sources in More Ways Than One

Over the last decade, we have seen global automakers shift production and engineering objectives towards more fuel-efficient internal combustion engines, hybrid and fully electric vehicles, and autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles. This push has not only impacted the economics of the automaker’s business but impacted how cities and states collect revenue for road maintenance and growing their general fund. From fuel tax and parking meters, to speeding tickets and toll booths, this transition in consumer demand has impacted all facets of revenue generation for local and national governments, forcing governments around the world to reconsider the economics of public services, as well.