Florida Senate weighs tax hike for EV owners

Posted on AllSides January 31st, 2023
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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...

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