Mississippi: New bill (SB 2002) to repeal the electric and hybrid car tax enacted in 2018

Remember last year, when legislators passed the Mississippi Infrastructure Modernization Act during Special Session? One of the small clauses within the bill was a new tax on hybrid and electric cars. The reasoning, that they don’t pay as much in gas taxes as other vehicles, so they should pay a little extra into county taxes.

The newly imposed tax was $75 yearly for hybrid car owners and $150 yearly for electric car owners.

Some constituents questioned why Legislature seemed to be penalizing individuals for making a fiscally responsible choice in purchasing a vehicle that gets better gas millage due to the the utilization of alternative fuel.

Well, in SB 2002, authored by Senators Hudson and Hill, that statute is now being repealed.