Wyoming bill would boost fees for electric, hybrid vehicles

Source: By Associated Press • Posted: Monday, February 4, 2019

People who own electric vehicles would need to pay more for not using gasoline under a bill making its way through the Wyoming House.The House gave initial approval to the bill Wednesday.

Wyoming requires plug-in electric cars to have a decal that costs $50 a year. The measure would increase that fee to $200 a year.

Owners of hybrid vehicles also would need to get a sticker under the bill. The sticker would cost $100 a year.

Republican state Rep. Landon Brown says he’s sponsoring the bill as a way to offset state fuel taxes not being paid by owners of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Wyoming charges a 24-cent-per-gallon state tax on gasoline and diesel. The proceeds fund road and street projects throughout the state.