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It is unfair to tax EVs for road upkeep but not tax combustion engines for environmental impact

2018 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 plug-in hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2017 Enlarge Photo When the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that imposed new fees on owners of hybrid and electric cars only, it was swiftly sued by the Sierra Club. Now the Oklahoma Supreme Court has rendered its verdict in that suit, filed in August. In a 6-3 decision, the state's highest court struck down the bill as an unconstitutional tax on electric- and hybrid-vehicle owners. DON'T MISS: Norway proposes electric car tax that could affect Tesla significantly The court said the tax was untethered from a regulatory purpose and simply sought to impose a new financial burden and raise revenue, reports News OK . House Bill 1449 "clearly levies a tax in the strict sense of the word and the incurred revenue from it is not incidental to its purpose," wrote Justice Joseph Wa...

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