Florida Senate weighs tax hike for EV owners
Florida lawmakers convened in Tallahassee last week to weigh a proposed tax on electric vehicle owners to have them pay for their share of road maintenance.
The fees would vary according to what type of EV is being driven. Battery-only cars, for instance, would have higher fees than a hybrid vehicle, which relies on both a battery and an internal combustion engine.
Florida pays for road maintenance via an excise tax on gasoline and diesel at the gas pump. EV’s are subject to a registration fee.
Committee Chair Sen. Nick DiCeglie, a Republican, said legislation...