Kansas electric vehicle advocates stomping brake on bill imposing new state recharge tax
By: Tim Carpenter
Source: Kansas Reflector
Joe Millikan learned of a Kansas House bill imposing a new tax on electric-vehicle charging stations just as he contemplated purchasing an automobile untethered to fossil fuels.
Millikan said the proposed state tax of 3 cents per kilowatt to support a Kansas highway repair fund reliant on fuel tax revenue would amount to “double taxation” because owners of all-electric cars and trucks paid a higher registration fee to the Kansas Department of Revenue. That $100 fee approved by the 2019 Legislature was designed to make up for EV owners avoiding the fuel tax of 24 cents per gallon earmarked for highway repairs and construction. The registration fee for gasoline-powered vehicles in Kansas is $30.