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Oklahoma Supreme Court Strikes Down New Electric Vehicle & Hybrid Fee

Oklahoma Supreme Court Strikes Down New Electric Vehicle & Hybrid Fee

Clean Technica
October 31st, 2017
by James Ayre

Following its adoption in recent months via the Oklahoma Legislature, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has struck down a new fee aimed at drivers/owners of plug-in electric vehicles and hybrids — owing to the fee being  “an unconstitutional tax.”

This news follows on the Oklahoma Supreme Court making a similar ruling as regards a new fee aimed at cigarettes.

The bill aimed at electric vehicles and hybrids was approved by the state legislature back in May, and would have imposed a $100 annual fee on owners of electric cars and a $30 annual fee on owners of hybrid vehicles.

The argument behind the fees was the need to make up for the lost fuel tax revenue that would otherwise be used for road construction and repair — a controversial argument owing to the reality that large, heavy trucks are responsible for the vast majority of road damage... FULL ARTICLE

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