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Pennsylvania House votes to impose fees on electric cars

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Motorists who register an electric vehicle in Pennsylvania would have to pay an annual fee, under lame-duck session legislation approved by the state’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives. The bill now goes to the Senate for approval. Opponents say it's a bad idea to impose costs on people who own electric vehicles during the fight against climate change. The fee varies depending on the type of vehicle but would be $75 for a hybrid gas-electric vehicle. Backers of the bill say the fee is only fair since people who fuel their cars with gasoline are paying taxes that build and repair roads. The money would go toward the state’s highway maintenance fund.

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