Submitted by pat on Sat, 2019-02-16 17:20
In Arizona we have a push to remove the discounted registration Alt Fuel and EVs have in the state. Suddenly, Tesla numbers are up and we now need 'Parity' of registration fees. Our roads need repair, ways to increase revenue for this fund are being proposed. Those Alt Fuel and EVs are using the roads for free, this has to change, according to bill supporters. They do forget that over the past several years dollars have been diverted from this fund to cover state police budget short fall but I digress.
I am curious if other states have faced this and what did you do to remind them that environmental impact from zero emissions warrants a discount. I believe we agree we should pay our fair share but should it be the same as ICE vehicles? Some in AZ even wish it to be more in the way of registration fee parity and an annual fee in lieu of the fuel tax.