My state (Utah) is phasing in an EV use tax. $60/yr for BEVs, $36/yr for PHEVs, and $10/yr for "hybrids" (I would assume that means Prius?), this is only for the first year- the rates go up from there:
(h) in addition to the fee described in Subsection (1)(b):
1850 (i) for each electric motor vehicle:
1851 (A) $60 during calendar year 2019;
1852 (B) $90 during calendar year 2020; and
1853 (C) $120 beginning January 1, 2021, and thereafter;
1854 (ii) for each hybrid electric motor vehicle:
1855 (A) $10 during calendar year 2019;
1856 (B) $15 during calendar year 2020; and
1857 (C) $20 beginning January 1, 2021, and thereafter;
1858 (iii) for each plug-in hybrid electric motor vehicle:
1859 (A) $26 during calendar year 2019;
1860 (B) $39 during calendar year 2020; and
1861 (C) $52 beginning January 1, 2021, and thereafter; and
1862 (iv) for any motor vehicle not described in Subsections (1)(h)(i) through (iii) that is
1863 fueled by a source other than motor fuel, diesel fuel, natural gas, or propane:
1864 (A) $60 during calendar year 2019;
1865 (B) $90 during calendar year 2020; and
1866 (C) $120 beginning January 1, 2021, and thereafter.
I'm more than happy to pay my fair share, but, I don't like how it's just a flat fee. Supposedly the bill allows for a mileage based tax system
5211 72-1-213. Road usage charge study -- Recommendations.
5212 (1) (a) The department shall[: (1) continue to] study a road usage charge mileage-based
5213 revenue system, including a [potential] demonstration program, as an alternative to the motor
5214 and special tax[; and].
What's most confusing is where the i3 REx falls in this. For example, if the REx falls into the PHEV category, I will pay $26 in additional taxes this year, even though I put the vast majority (over 95%!) on electric power only, so this would make owning a REx model CHEAPER after the new taxes are phased in. The discrepancy would be even bigger in a place like Ohio previously mentioned, where a PHEV is only $100, while a BEV is $200! This all depends on how the tax commission decides what type of vehicle is what. I have a bad feeling that they're going to try to charge me the full amount, as my vehicle registration card only says "PH" in the fuel field.