Tennessee is mainly made up of rural towns and most people commute to work every single day. Through my many years on the transportation committee, I have heard first hand testimonies of how bad Tennessee’s infrastructure is. These testimonies have allowed me to realize our dire need for a reliable, dedicated, and stable source of income so that our roads are safe for our people/citizens. As of right now, the money that TDOT uses comes from gas and motor fuels. With that being said, the number of electric vehicles on the roads have increased. “From September 2019 to September 2022, the number of EVs registered in Tennessee increased from approximately 8,800 to just under 25,000—a compound annual growth rate of 41 percent.” Thus, by ensuring that the revenue is generated from the sales tax on vehicles and tires, allows TDOT to sustainably fund new roads without the fear of inflation and electric vehicles determining the pace in which improvement for our roads is needed.