Texas — SB 1728
Thank you for taking action
Thanks to efforts from owners like you, we were successful in stopping the proposed unfair EV fee legislation. We expect this conversation to continue with legislators and will keep you updated.
What you need to know:
Texas state legislators had been considering SB 1728 and HB 3531, bills that propose a $200 annual fee for electric vehicles, which is almost double what the average driver pays in annual gas tax, and triple what some internal combustion engine vehicles pay annually and incremental to current registration fees.
EV drivers already pay a tax on the electricity they use to power their vehicles, a tax not paid by other drivers. It not fair to make EV drivers to pay essentially two times the amount of everyone else.
The DMV’s 2020 report to the Legislature determined that the average light duty vehicle pays an average of nearly $103 in state gasoline tax revenue per vehicle. Using that same calculation, drivers of more fuel-efficient vehicles pay as little as $60 per year for average vehicle miles traveled.
In response to these bills, customers contacted their State Senators and Representatives to let them know what these bills mean to them. The unfair EV fee legislation was stopped, though conversations with legislators about SB 1728 & HB 3531 will likely continue.
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