01 May '17, 2pm

California Hikes Gas Tax, EV Fees To Pay For Road Repairs

California Hikes Gas Tax, EV Fees To Pay For Road Repairs

California has a growing backlog of deferred maintenance projects, including more than 500 bridges statewide that are considered structurally deficient. In addition to the higher gas tax, the legislation hikes vehicle registration fees and adds a new $100 annual assessment for owners of battery electric cars. Electric vehicles, by definition, pay no fuel taxes. The total package is expected to raise $5.2 billion a year, all of it dedicated to road, highway, and bridge repairs, along with mass transit and anti-congestion projects.

Full article: http://gas2.org/2017/05/01/california-hikes-gas-tax-ev-fe...

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