02 Jan '13, 10am

Washington charges electric car owners for not using gasoline: Owners of electric cars in Washington state will

Owners of electric cars in Washington state will soon be hit by a registration fee of $100 to make up for their lack of contribution to gasoline taxes, according to the Seattle Times . From February 1, the new annual fee will be payable by electric car owners at the time of the annual vehicle registration renewal and will go towards road and highway improvements. It could be the first state of many that will seek to recover the loss of revenue from gasoline taxes as the number of electric cars on US roads rises. Of course, many people who’ve already bought electric cars will not be pleased by the new fee. "I think it’s wrong. You pay taxes on the electricity; it’s not like they’re getting away for free," Joe Lambrix, who lives in Olympia and owns two electric cars, told the Times, “You’re trying to do something good and they still find a way to get revenue. It’s unfortunat...

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