Driving fees

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    Maine has become the latest in a growing string of states to propose adding registration fees for hybrid and electric cars to make up for tax revenue on the gasoline they don't use, or use less of. But it's also part of a much smaller group of those states in which the fees are punitive: drivers of those cars pay more than the gas taxes paid by drivers of average new gasoline-powered vehicles. A bill introduced into the Maine legislature (L.D. 1806) would let the state Department of Transportation impose fees of $150 on hybrid-electric cars and $250 on battery-electric vehicles. DON'T MISS...

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