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(Wyo)-Wyo House Passes Higher Fee For Electric Cars

By: John Axtell Posted at: 02/01/2019 12:56 PM
 People who own electric vehicles would need to pay more for not using gasoline under a bill making its way through the Wyoming Legislature. The House gave initial approval to the bill Wednesday.
 
     Republican Representatives Landon Brown of Cheyenne says he's sponsoring the bill as a way to offset the loss of state fuel taxes not being paid by owners of hybrid and electric vehicles.

     Wyoming charges a 24-cent-per-gallon state tax on gasoline and diesel to fund road and street projects throughout the state, but also requires plug-in electric cars to have a decal that costs $50 a year.

      The bill increases that fee to $200 a year and requires owners of hybrid vehicles to get a $100 sticker.


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