Charge Up Midwest Partner Fights Fees on Electric Vehicles in Minnesota -- Midwest Energy News

Minnesota legislators consider annual fee on electric vehicles

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The Minnesota Legislature is currently considering a bill that would add an annual fee of $85 to $125 for electric vehicle drivers. Yet, a new study conducted by Charge Up Midwest campaign partner, Great Plains Institute in Minnesota, found that electric vehicle owners already pay just as much or more in taxes comparable to gasoline vehicles.

The studies author, Dane McFarlane, pointed out that because electric cars are highly priced, the state receives more in taxes from their drivers than gasoline-vehicle owners, a difference large enough that it takes years to make up.

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Published on May 12, 2017