The Democrats’ beloved Green New Deal proposal is still in the “just a vision” phase, but it looks like part of it might soon kick in for some in Illinois:
A proposed hike in Illinois’ annual registration fee for electric vehicles — from $17.50 to $1,000 — is being called unfair by current EV owners. https://t.co/bYP2QRn5R8
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) May 10, 2019
From the Chicago Tribune:
A proposed hike in Illinois’ annual registration fee for electric vehicles, from $17.50 to $1,000, is being called unfair by current EV owners, and a sales disincentive by manufacturers — just as the new technology is beginning to gain broader traction.
“It’s outrageous,” said Nicoletta Skarlatos, 56, of Chicago, who bought a Tesla Model S five years ago. “I thought Illinois was progressive and would want to encourage EV ownership.”
“The proposed fee increase is way too high,” Chilsen said. “It’s punitive, it’s unfair and it goes against Illinois’ transportation trends and needs. It won’t be long before we’re all driving in an EV world — out of necessity. We need EVs, not only to reduce pollution but also to keep down our personal driving costs and the costs of the power grid.”
If people think “going green” means saving money, they sure are in for a rude awakening.
Hey, EV owners have to pay their fair share for progress too. https://t.co/Zg1VSFnKnV
— BT (@back_ttys) May 10, 2019
The Left taxing the Left. Great concept! https://t.co/Yv3f1h0W7J
— Rob Stark (@starkrob21) May 10, 2019
Oh dear. EV fans just realized they have to pay for the roads too.
— ScriabinEtudes (@NicholasRSwart) May 10, 2019
Lesson here is … never involve yourself in an obvious racket. https://t.co/HVwBpAciem
— Lee Thompson ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@SlidinDelta) May 10, 2019
There’s a lede that the media will probably not go with, and that’s “Democrats who bought $75,000 cars with help of big taxpayer subsidies are complaining about a proposed tax increase that would affect them.”