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Missouri surprise: ALTERNATIVE FUEL DECAL costs $75/year
I just paid state taxes on my new Model 3 today, and along with that came a surprise. Missouri now requires an "Alternative Fuel Decal" which costs $75 per year and you cannot buy a 2 year decal. This appears to be, to me, in lieu of the emissions test required every 2 years, which costs $24. The state website says it's....
"In lieu of related taxes, the owner of a motor vehicle which operates with alternative fuel must annually purchase a special fuel decal prior to January 31 and pay the annual decal fee.".....
...but it's not, really, since it's replacing the emissions test. Now the cost to me is $150 every two years, instead of the $24 every 2 yrs. I don't know what taxes I'll be paying less for in order to have this be necessary. Feels more like a money grab to me to scold EV owners. Has anybody else experienced this and if so, do you know what taxes this is lieu of?