No free lunch for Tesla.
In California, there are annual vehicle license fees which go a long way towards paying for roads, etc.
Here's the cost to register a Tesla. The sales tax is only paid once but the other fees are annual.
Current Registration: 43.00
Current California Highway Patrol: 24.00
Current Vehicle License Fee: 651.00
Current Auto Theft DUI Crime Deterrence Program: 1.00
Current Air Quality Management District 6.00
Alt Fuel/Tech Reg Fee: 3.00
Use/Sales Tax: 7,500.00
Total Registration Fees: 730.00
Total Use/Sales Tax: 7,500.00
Grand Total Registration Fees: 8,230.00