Our provincial budget was released yesterday and in it was a one hundred and fifty dollar road tax added in it. The EV drivers are upset but I see the forward thinking by our provincial government.
Right now when we pay for fuel at the pumps about fifteen cents per litre goes to the upkeep and maintenance of our roads around the province. “Road tax”.
The EV owners don’t pay that but still use the roads. As we see a switch to more and more EVs we are going to need to come up with the money from somewhere for our roads. It seems like the government is looking to the future.
Now the EV owners in the province are butthurt.