Illinois drops proposed $1,000 EV registration fee to $248

Illinois state capitol [CREDIT: Wikimedia Commons - Daniel Schwen]The Illinois legislature has backed away from a proposed $1,000 registration fee targeted at electric cars that was met with scorn and opposition from automakers and electric-car advocates. Instead, the legislature imposed a new registration fee of $248 on electric cars as part of a sweeping measure to build income for the state’s highway funds…