West Virginia Enacts $200 Annual Fee for Electric Vehicles

credit: Office of Gov. Jim Justice

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed a road funding bill on Thursday that includes new fees on electric and hybrid vehicles. SB1006, which passed the legislature last week, will impose additional annual registration fees of $200 on all-electric vehicles and $100 on hybrids. The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2017.

A total of 111 all-electric and 328 plug-in hybrid vehicles have been sold in West Virginia since 2011 according to data from the Auto Alliance.

§17A-10-3c. Additional registration fees for alternative fuel vehicles.
(a) The annual registration fee for a vehicle fueled with hydrogen or natural gas is $200.
(b) The annual registration fee for a vehicle operating on a combination of electricity and petrochemical fuels is $100.
(c) The annual registration fee for a vehicle operating exclusively on electricity is $200.
(d) The fees imposed by this section are in addition to any other fee set forth in this article.

Full text of SB1006

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