North Dakota Senate passes new electric vehicle, hybrid fee (SB 2061)

The North Dakota Senate agreed to impose new fees on owners of electric and hybrid vehicles Tuesday, Jan. 29, a move proponents pitched as a way to balance the scales with traditional gas guzzlers that pay for road projects through fuel taxes.

The 26-19 vote sends Senate Bill 2061 to the House. It would impose an annual “road use fee” of $110 for electric vehicles and $50 for hybrids.