States Consider Taxing Hybrid Vehicle Owners

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(KTVI) - Hybrid cars; great for the environment and your wallet, but some of those savings could come to an end.

A growing number of states are exploring new fees for hybrid and electric car owners, to make up for lost revenue in gas taxes.

With more fuel-efficient cars and electric vehicles on the road State governments who charge the tax aren`t receiving as much money.

Lawmakers say taxing hybrid and electric vehicle owners is a matter of making sure all drivers help maintain the roads they use and help construct new ones.