Texas House approves $200 annual fee on EV drivers

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AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas House gave final approval Thursday, by a vote of 145-0, to a bill that would impose an annual $200 fee on drivers of electric vehicles. SB 505 will now head to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk. Consumer Reports called a $200 fee punitive, writing that to recoup lost gas taxes would only cost $71.

In response, Environment Texas Executive Director Luke Metzger released the following statement:

“The Texas Legislature is pouring sugar in the tank of the electric vehicle revolution. This punitive fee will make it harder for Texans to afford these clean vehicles which are so critical to reducing air pollution in Texas.”