Researchers say a flat fee on electric vehicles won’t help solve declining road funding revenues, like those faced here in the state.
Electric vehicles don’t pay into road funding the same way traditional vehicles do because they don’t pay fuel taxes.
So, some states have imposed flat registration fees of $100-200 on electric vehicles.
But IUPUI professor Jerome Dumortier says his study shows that plug-in vehicles account for, at most, only about 1.5-percent of the decline in fuel taxes. And he notes that a flat fee is economically inefficient.