Could Getting Better Gas Mileage Result In Paying More For License Plates?


Could getting better gas mileage result in paying more for license plates?

Owners of fuel-efficient vehicles could pay higher vehicle registration fees than those who own gas guzzlers under a potential change being studied by Missouri state officials.
An overhaul in the fees, paid annually or biennially to get new license plate stickers, isn’t imminent.
But the Missouri Department of Transportation is looking into the feasibility of adopting such a system to replace the current fee structure based on vehicles’ horsepower.

Improved fuel economy is a positive thing for society, both from consumer pocketbook and environmental standpoints, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna said.
However, he said, “it does erode the primary basis …

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