Construction Industry Group Wants Michigan To Start Charging EV Owners

WJBK reports, the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, a construction industry trade group, wants state lawmakers to impose a mileage-based user fee on electric vehicle (EV) owners. (Michigan currently has 10,600.) “The road builders are telling lawmakers if the EV owners don’t pay some taxes, the already declining road revenue problem will get worse.” Recognizing that the fee will be a tough sell, the association proposes that the state start with a pilot program open to volunteers. Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) hasn’t taken a stand on the proposal, but she acknowledges the state needs a plan for replacing its dwindling fuel tax revenues.