By on May 19, 2021

Texas lawmakers have presented Senate Bill 1728 as a way to nail electric vehicles for circumventing fuel taxes, sending everyone into a tizzy. Electrification has become about more than simply developing new powertrains under the auspices of environmentalism and it’s observable in this week’s headlines. But let’s discuss what SB 1728 hopes to achieve so that you might make up your own mind without this author’s forthcoming influence.

If passed, the bill would raise fees on EVs as a way to make up for the gas tax they’re not paying. The proposed legislation stipulates an annual fee of between $190 and $240, an additional fee of at least $150 for anyone who drives their car more than 9,000 miles a year, and then 10 bucks per year for the local charging advisory council. The rules would come into effect this September and raise an estimated $37.8 million for the State Highway Fund in 2022. While we cannot say whether that money will be used responsibly, the pretense is that the funds will be used to “[equalize funding for] road use consumption for alternatively fueled vehicles.” (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Tele Vision: What’s wrong with just, um, driving your car? All this tech is still just answering questions...
  • MyNameisGroot: Indeed. I’ve owned GoodYear, Michelin, Cooper and Continental – and by far, the...
  • Slawek: I ordered BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO. These should be good for Summer and Winter driving.
  • sgeffe: Or alternatively, for whatever reason, if you’re watching something online via a streaming service, or even...
  • Lou_BC: Anti-infidel’s and Russian Ransomware Hackers would have a field day with this as well.

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber