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Texas Considers Fees for Electric Cars

January 23, 2013

Texas lawmakers are considering an increased registration fee for owners of electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf, according to the Texas Tribune. The idea behind the fee is that EV drivers don’t pay the gas tax used to support road infrastructure.

Electric vehicle drivers in the State of Washington will soon have to pay an annual $100 for road and highway improvements, and the State of Virginia is considering a similar fee, the newspaper reports.

Read the full article at the Texas Tribune.

Comments

  1. 1. Angelo DAgostino [ January 24, 2013 @ 12:33PM ]

    first thought was "unbelievable" and you probably got the same reaction for people who have read this article...as american citizens we are taxed to death from every corner of the compass from every level of government...people pinch every penny trying to make ends meet...they try to do something good for the environment and their pocket and her you have the government reaching into their pockets from another avenue...let the bean counters show the lost revenue from 1/10 of 1 percent of electric cars on the road...show the impact it really has...so it is a lose/lose propostition...create better fuel efficient cars and the price of gas goes up...create all eletric cars and be penalized for trying to save a buck...this is just another picture of the politicians we elect sticking their hands in our pockets...never giving back...If I wasn't a Christian man, I would tell these governing people where to go...UNBELIEVABLE

 

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