Texas Bill Would Slap $200 Annual Fee On Electric Car Drivers

  • Texas electric vehicle drivers could soon be required to pay an annual $200 fee to register their cars.
  • The state legislature on Thursday passed Senate Bill 505 with unanimous support, sending the bill to Gov. Gregg Abbott’s desk for his signature, which would make it law in Texas.
  • Republican state Sen. Robert Nichols, who sponsored the legislation, said an additional electric vehicle fee is necessary because EV drivers don’t pay gas taxes when they fuel their vehicles.
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