EV registration fees, as well as state incentives, vary by state and are impacted by the political make up of a state's legislature and governor. Some states will PROMOTE EV usage as a matter of public policy through lower registration fees and EV buyer incentives. Some will disincentivize EV growth through higher registration fees or excise taxes. Some of these states will blame the reduction in state gas tax revenue for these higher EV fees. Many of these states lodged the same complaint as ICE's became more fuel efficient and cars got smaller and lighter. It is quite a hodgepodge of state policy out there. Montana is likely to add annual EV registration fees this year. A bill to outlaw EV sales in Montana by 2035 appears to have floundered. California has already prohibited the sales of new ICE vehicles by 2035. Colorado and Connecticut have $5,000 state rebates for the purchase of an EV. Many other blue states offer rebate incentives of lesser amounts. Red Texas offered a $2,500 new EV rebate up until last month. Oddly enough, Tesla buyers were not eligible for the $2,500 despite the company's massive investment and employment in Austin, TX. The Texas legislature and governor opted to require that an EV be purchased through a dealer. In the battle between Tesla and Texas dealerships, the dealers came out on top.