Kansas legislators debate proposed tax on EV charging stations

Rep. Bill Rhiley, R-Wellington, urged the Kansas House Transportation Committee to embrace a bill imposing a new battery recharge tax on owners of electric vehicles in response to decline of state gasoline tax revenue used to repair highways. (Kansas Reflector screen capture from Kansas Legislature YouTube channel)


The Kansas legislature is considering a bill to create a new tax on electric-vehicle charging stations.

It would amount to 3 cents per kilowatt and the revenue would support a state highway repair fund that historically relies on fuel tax revenue. Some in the legislature say the charging station tax would amount to “double taxation,” reported the Kansas Reflector.

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