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Electric Vehicles In Oklahoma May Require An Alternative Tax

Oct 30, 2019
With electric vehicles becoming more commonplace, state and national policymakers are looking for alternatives to fuel taxes that traditionally have been essential funding sources for road and bridge infrastructure projects.
(Courtesy Cherokee Nation)

Electric vehicle sales continue to increase each year, which is leading to less fuel tax revenue for Oklahoma. To preserve infrastructure funding, officials are looking at alternative taxes for EV owners. Journal Record editor Russell Ray discusses why fuel tax revenue is important to the state and what an EV tax could look like.

EV Charging Stations Increase In Oklahoma

Jul 10, 2019
Electrify America electric vehicle charging stations are shown in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter at 501 SW 19th St. in Moore.
Bryan M. Richter

More electric vehicle charging stations are coming to Oklahoma. In this episode of the Business Intelligence Report, Journal Record editor Russell Ray discusses how this comes at a time of increased interest in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure across the state.

Edmond resident Jonathon Stranger in his 2013 Nissan Leaf, an all-electric car.
Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma

A bill passed by the state House of Representatives Wednesday would impose an annual fee on owners of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles in Oklahoma, and that’s leaving some electric car owners feeling singled out.

A gray 2013 Nissan Leaf sits in Edmond resident Jonathon Stranger’s driveway.

“There’s no gas. There’s no motor oil,” Stranger says. “It’s the future.”