Paying Extra to Plug In

June 5, 2011
In his "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Forman studies the proposed per mile fee for drivers of electric-vehicles. Oregon wants to charge electric-vehicle owners a fee for driving on state roads. The current proposal is $0.143 per mile, to be imposed beginning with 2014 models. The theory: If more people start driving electric cars, then the state will lose gas tax revenue, which ostensibly pays for road infrastructure.