An interesting news is reported by Carscoops: Florida (USA) authorities are considering the introduction of an annual tax of $200 (and even with the possibility of further increase to $250) for each electric car. In addition, an additional tax on PHEV hybrids is being considered. This is in addition to the existing conventional car taxes in Florida.

Why? Because Florida has certain programs funded by taxes on fuel sales. And because of electric vehicles (or a hybrid with the ability to run on electricity), fuel sales are gradually declining. Officials estimate that the decline in fuel tax revenues will be reduced by 20% by 2040.

Accordingly, the introduction of new taxes on electric vehicles should compensate for this reduction. However, it is interesting how this will affect the cost of operating electric vehicles (and their popularity), for which fuel economy has been one of the biggest advantages over conventional cars.