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Texas has become the latest state to propose a $200 yearly registration fee for electric vehicles, following over a dozen others who have imposed similar taxes, in an attempt to make users to pay for public infrastructure use. Exceptions for slow “Neighborhood Electric Vehicles,” as well as autocycles, mopeds and motorcycles are in place for the bill which has been sent to Governor Greg Abbott. Critics have argued the imposing fees on electric vehicles is punitive, and makes it increasingly difficult for the average American to purchase electric as opposed to gas-guzzling vehicles. Electric cars however still cost of more than many can afford at an average price of...