Wisconsin Republicans vote to increase electric vehicle fees by 75%

Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled Legislative Finance Committee voted earlier this month to increase the registration fee for electric vehicles by 75%. The vote comes as experts are predicting that electric vehicles could make up over half of those sold in the U.S. by 2040.

In Wisconsin, more than 13,700 electric vehicles were registered in 2022. As more EVs could take to the road in coming years, Rep. Mark Born and Sen. Howard Marklein introduced the fee increase, which could make up for the loss of taxes from drivers who don’t fill up at the pump.

The fee hike legislation is pending approval of the upcoming state budget.

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