Teslas, other electric vehicles could face new fee under Texas proposal
A bill filed in the upcoming Texas legislative session would impose an annual fee on electric vehicles to help pay for roadwork in the state. - TNS

The first electric vehicles built at the Tesla plant under construction in Travis County, Texas are expected to start rolling off the factory floor late next year — just in time for Texans who buy them to get saddled with a $200 annual fee from the state if a proposed new law wins approval. The idea for the fee has been prompted by concerns that revenue from gasoline taxes will drop if electric vehicles made by Tesla and other manufacturers become more popular. A major portion of the 38.4 cents-per-gallon state and federal gas tax collected from drivers is used for road upkeep, but electric ve...