Oops... is anyone surprised that states would start doing this to compensate for declining fuel tax revenues?
By Sean Salai - The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 11, 2022
States whose gas tax revenues plummeted as drivers stayed home or switched to hybrid and electric vehicles are increasingly eyeing mileage fees to replenish shortfalls in road construction and maintenance funds.
Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington have considered legislation this year to base taxes on the number of miles electric vehicles are driven, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The bills died in Hawaii, Minnesota, Tennessee and Vermont. Washington and Massachusetts are still considering mileage fees, and Utah and Virginia have enacted laws allowing them.