A proposal to significantly increase the registration fees on electric vehicles in Utah cleared a legislative committee on Monday.
House Bill 209 by Lehi Republican Rep. Kay Christofferson would more than double the fees on electric vehicles from $120 to $300 annually, and more than quadruple the fees on plug-in hybrids, which would see a yearly fee increase from $52 to $260. That would put Utah’s EV fees higher than any other state in the nation.
The idea behind the proposal is that while fees on the purchase of gasoline pay for road maintenance in Utah, electric vehicle owners don’t pay for the very simple reason that they don’t buy gas.
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