Oklahoma Sierra Club Sues To Stop Fees For Electrics And Hybrids

Aug 9, 2017

The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid
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Earlier this year, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a law that would require special registration fees to be paid by owners of electric and hybrid vehicles.

But now, as The Oklahoman reports, the Sierra Club of Oklahoma is challenging that law in court. The environmental watchdog organization insists that the payment amounts to an arbitrary fee, that would require environmentally conscious drivers to pay more than their share for use of the road.

The group is asking the court to strike down the $100 fee required to register an electric car in Oklahoma, as well as the $30 fee required of hybrid owners.

The fees are expected to go into effect on Jan. 1. Supporters believe the law will bring in half a million dollars for the state next year, and upwards of $1 million in 2019.