South Carolina Considers $120 Annual Fee For Electric Vehicles – $60 For Hybrids
Lawmakers in South Carolina are reportedly considering two separate annual fees for alt-fuel vehicles:
- Hybrids / PHEVs: $60
- EVs: $120
South Carolina is of course one of numerous states who are now either assessing or considering assessing annual fees for plug-in vehicle owners.
The idea in South Carolina is much the same as elsewhere across the US: the fees are deemed necessary to make up for lost gas tax revenue.
South Carolina Senator Ray Cleary (Republican), stated:
“People who are using electric cars get to ride the roads for free. That doesn’t sound fair. Of course, everybody wants somebody else to pay for it.”
We personally have no problem with these road-use fees, so long as they get assessed fairly.
Source: NACS Online