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Electric vehicle drivers could pay tax for using the state’s roads in Utah



Salt Lake City, Utah — Since the gas tax pays for road repairs, and electric vehicles don’t use gas, but they use the roads, a bill has been introduced in the Utah legislature.

The legislature does want more people to drive electric vehicles.

Lawmakers are moving forward with what’s called “road user mileage fees.”

Bountiful Representative Ray Ward filed a bill Tuesday to charge half a cent per mile initially, and later going up to a penny a mile.

The tax would have a cap on how much the state charges and people would be able to pre-pay when they register their electric vehicle.


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