Should electric cars pay a per mile tax?

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"It just took us 10 years or so to figure out how to make it appropriate so people will find it not a difficult thing or frightening thing to do," Whitty said.

The legislation working its way through the state Capitol would slowly phase the road usage charge in. It would only initially apply to drivers whose cars get more than 55 miles a gallon. If passed as written, it won't go into effect until 2015.

Chris Wright from KVAL News looked into proposal to charge electric and hybrid vehicle owners a per mile fee instead of a gas tax for a story set to air on KVAL News at 5 on Monday, February 25, 2013.