Illinois might start charging $1,000 per year to own an electric vehicle: 'It's outrageous'

Legislation in Springfield to hike the gas tax would also raise the annual fee for electric vehicles from $17.50 to $1,000, a nearly 50-fold increase. Apparently trying to generate revenue from EVs to counter the idea that "electric vehicles don’t provide the state with any gas tax revenue", this legislation smells more than a little bit fishy.


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