Kansas Bill Proposes Tax on Public EV Charging

Feb. 3, 2023

A new Kansas bill would place a tax of 3 cents per kilowatt on public EV charging to support a highway repair fund.

Feb. 3, 2023–A new bill proposed in the Kansas House would implement a tax on public charging for electric vehicles, according to Green Car Reports.

The bill calls for a tax of 3 cents per kilowatt, and it would only apply to public charging stations, not at-home charging. 

According to the Kansas Reflector, funds raised by the tax would go toward a Kansas highway repair fund. Some, however, have voiced problems with the bill.

One individual told the Reflector that taxing EV charging was effectively “double taxation,” due to EV owners already paying registration fees of $100, as opposed to ICE vehicles being $30, due to EVs avoiding Kansas’ 24-cents-per-gallon fuel tax. 

As states anticipate EVs becoming more common on the road and a possible decline in the use of gasoline, many have reconsidered their existing gas tax policies and how they can be made most effective despite the change.

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