A bill that would have required electric vehicle owners to pay more to register their vehicle failed in the Utah House of Representatives Monday.
House Bill 209 would have more than doubled the registration fees for most electric, hybrid, and alternative fuel vehicles.
Advocates for the bill say the increase is necessary to help with the state's strained road fund. Opponents claim the price hike would present an obstacle for people considering getting an electric or hybrid vehicle.
A total of 44 lawmakers voted against the measure, while 27 voted in favor.
The legislative session is scheduled to end on March 5.