"Tax subsidies" they said. "Incentives" they said. Well it turns out that there were some states that didn't say those things at all. There are 10 states that actually charge owners additional registration fees for EVs. This is how these governments have decided to replace the revenue last from gasoline taxes.
All the other incentives that are promised are not disappearing (necessarily), but this additional charge has been deemed necessary because EVs don't contribute to the state motor fuel taxes fund which is used to pay for road maintenance. Georgia even scrapped its $5,000 EV tax credit while at the same time instituting the nation's highest EV fee at $200.
The breakdown of the 10 states is attached. The 10 states are: Wyoming, Colorado, Virginia, Nebraska, Missouri, Washington, North Carolina, Idaho, Georgia, and Michigan.
Read more about this weirdness through this link --> http://blog.caranddriver.com/the-tax-man-cometh-these-10-states-charge-extra-fees-for-electric-cars/While plug-in hybrids and full EVs have gained considerable momentum since the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf hit arrived for 2011, they’re still a minuscule fraction of the nation’s fleet. Through November this year, these cars accounted for just 0.6 percent of all U.S. light-duty vehicle sales. Hybrids are at 2.2 percent and have yet to crack four percent in a given year. But the problem of gas tax revenue lost through these vehicles is negligible compared to the decrease in tax collection that has resulted from the nation’s drastic drop in overall fuel consumption.
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