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Electric car owners are in for a shock as new registration fee takes effect

Electric car owners are in for a shock as new registration fee takes effect

Mike Thomas

If your New Year’s resolutions include being kinder to the environment by driving an electric or hybrid car, you could be in for a shock when it comes time to register your vehicle.

According to Cleveland.com, the higher registration fees for those eco-friendly rides that were unveiled as part of the most recent state transportation budget went into effect on January 1.

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Under the new law, the fee to register a hybrid vehicle is now a cool $100. The fee for all-electric vehicle? A jolting $200.

Like the increase in the state’s gas tax (10.5 cents per gallon for conventional gas and 19 cents for diesel) the newly-increased registration fees will help pay for road and bridge construction and upkeep.

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