They are considering raising the gas tax and the registration fees on Electrics to get money to fix the roads
Why is the fee so high for electrics? This is out of proportion to the gas tax on ICE vehicles and would send the wrong message to people. How does the amount of gas used equate to charging EV's a $100 a year? I already pay fees on my dedicated charger in my garage, they want to add another registration fee too?
if the article is correct and they want to raise the gas tax $.12 let's see what that would cost extra for an ICE vehicle, or a hybrid.
Say the ICE gets 28 miles per gallon, and travels around 6000 miles per year, That would be approximately another $26 a year.
Let's say you have a hybrid getting over 45 mpg, same miles per year, that would be $16 extra a year.
WHY $100 A YEAR EXTRA FOR DRIVING AN ELECTRIC???!!!
We are cleaning the air driving them, they shouldn't tear up the road like a big SUV or semi, why $100? You'd have to drive a gas guzzler and/or more miles to get close to that! This is how they try to kill the electric car :(. Their reasoning is that since they do not get any gas tax from electric, they'd charge a fee up front. Again, the fee's on my dedicated home charger are higher than the actual electricity I use, so I am paying fees to the electric company :(.