CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — 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 Rep. Landon Brown, of Cheyenne, 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.