24 Jan '13, 7pm

Report: Will Texas be next to tax electric vehicles?

Report: Will Texas be next to tax electric vehicles?

The long, complicated struggle to integrate plug-in vehicles into the national fleet is playing out in the microcosm of Texas. The oil-friendly state has, somewhat under the radar, been laying the groundwork for electric vehicle infrastructure and the city of Austin is in the vanguard of plug-in vehicle advancement . While all this is going on, the state government is one that is still thinking about taxing EVs . State lawmakers are tossing around the idea of boosting registration fees specifically for EVs such as the Nissan Leaf , the Texas Tribune says. No amount has been proposed for this extra fee, but Texas charges about $65 per light-duty vehicle in annual registration fees. The ostensible reason for the fee is that Texas is trying to make up for a revenue shortfall caused by the fact that rate of the 38.4 cents per gallon of gas paid by Texas drivers hasn't changed ...

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