For the study, Consumer Reports compared existing and proposed electrified vehicle fees across the country with gasoline taxes paid by the driver of an average new gasoline-powered vehicle.
Fees in Arkansas and Wyoming force EV owners to pay the equivalent of the gasoline tax paid by a vehicle that gets 13 mpg, according to Consumer Reports. The annual fee in Arkansas, for example, will be $200 for all EVs and $100 for plug-in hybrids starting in October.
The highest proposed fees are in Missouri and Arizona, which would force EV buyers to pay the equivalent of the gasoline tax paid by vehicles that get 9 to 10 mpg, Consumer Reports says.
“Clearly the trends are not favoring the gas tax both in terms of fuel economy and inflation, and those two forces are really what’s driving down the revenue and what’s causing problems for states,” said Chris Harto, Consumer Reports senior policy analyst. “Right now, it’s not EV adoption.”
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