Tell Your Representatives to Reduce the Punitive EV User Fee
Georgia has the highest EV user fee in the U.S. – let’s fix that!
Reposting from Southern Alliance for Clean Energy – Take Action Now
In 2015, Georgia passed a new user fee on electric vehicles (EVs). This $200 fee (increasing annually) makes EVs the highest taxed vehicles on the road in Georgia. It is negatively impacting adoption and reducing the ability of more Georgians to adopt this new, cleaner technology.
Georgia lawmakers have the opportunity, right now, to help reduce that fee. HB 317 was introduced that will reduce the fee from $200 to $100. While this fee is still higher than many of the other states that impose such a fee, it will reduce the burden to current and future EV owners. Help us keep the pressure on!
Please contact your Representative and the Transportation Committee Chairman (instructions below) TODAY! Time is critical!
Personal emails are more effective than automated emails, so please copy, paste and send from your personal email address. Add your personal story to the sample text provided below.
Follow these steps to TAKE ACTION TODAY:
- Email the Transportation Committee Chairman: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Find your legislator here and add them to your email going to the Chairman
- Copy and paste the sample text; customize it, especially if you drive an EV!
- Hit send!
Dear Representative [Insert Name] and Chairman Tanner,
I am writing to urge you to support HB 317 that would lower the punitive electric vehicle user fee. I drive a (INSERT YOUR EV HERE). I am paying more in road use fees than a pickup truck or an SUV. I agree that a road use fee is fair for an electric vehicle, but the current fee is unfair and punitive.
I currently pay tax on the electricity I use to power my EV, but I am now also paying the $204.20 user (registration) fee plus an additional fee for the Alternative Fuel tag ($35).
EVs are now the highest taxed vehicles on the road in Georgia. It is negatively impacting retention and adoption of electric vehicles and reducing the ability of more Georgians to adopt this new, cleaner technology.
Alternative fuel vehicles are good for the Georgia economy as they are using power generated in Georgia and the dollars stay in Georgia.
Please reduce the user fee and support bill HB 317.
Thank you for your consideration.
[Insert your name / address]
March 7, 2017 at 9:30 PM
Thank you for what you do. Not sure if my email was on-time but I sent it anyway.
March 16, 2017 at 6:31 AM
Thank you! We may need yet another year for the Georgia Legislature to act but keeping the pressure on helps!