PA Electric Vehicle Fee Bill Stalls In State Senate
November 23, 2020
Last week, the state House passed legislation– Senate Bill 845 –that would have established a road use fee on electric vehicles in the state.
The intent of the legislation is to address the concerns of those who argue electric vehicles cause wear and tear on state roadways equal to non-electric vehicles, but do not currently generate road taxes toward the upkeep of highways.
The modest fees generated by this bill would be projected to ultimately raise $9 million a year.
However, the bill failed to get Senate final action.
It is assumed the issue will get further attention in the next session of the General Assembly.