As electric vehicles get to skip the pump, some states are doing what they can to recapture that lost revenue. Across the nation, at least 32 different states charge EV owners additional fees for registering their vehicles.
Some states are matching their EV registration fees to the consumer price index or another inflation-related metric. Those states are California, Mississippi, Utah, Michigan, and Indiana though others could follow their lead. A number of states are considering a different system altogether that charges drivers based on miles traveled. They aim to more closely link transportation taxes to those who use the roads most.