Republicans want to make North Carolina the most expensive state for electric vehicles in the country.
Senate Bill 446 will increase the annual electric vehicle fee to $230 next year, the highest rate of any other state in the nation! Plug-in hybrid vehicle owners are targeted too. Their annual fees will increase to $115.00 by January.
Only 19 states charge fees for electric cars; 9 other states charge fees for hybrid cars. If passed, this bill will make North Carolina the most expensive state for electric vehicles in the nation at $230 per year.
Just as greener energy solutions are becoming more affordable, we risk taxing these clean energy alternatives out of use. The growing number of electric and hybrid vehicle owners shows progress in the fight against climate change. This bill would discourage people from making an environmentally-friendly decision by making it much more expensive to own an electric vehicle. SB 446 is part of a disturbing trend by Republicans this session to discourage clean energy growth in North Carolina.
There are more electric vehicles in Wake County than any other County in the state. As a Senator from Wake County, I plan to vote against this bill and will do ALL I can to ensure the bill fails.
But I need your help.
Will you stand with me and sign this petition? If you don’t live in Senate District 16, please click here to find your Senator and encourage them to vote against SB 446. The bill could come up for a vote any day now and it’s important to act fast.