Setting registration fees for electric vehicles

Frais d'enregistrement véhicules électriques

Vehicles must be registered to be entitled to move around freely. Registration involves vehicle owners paying a tax, after which a registration number and certificate are issued so that authorities can establish the link between a vehicle and its owner. Although some exceptions apply, these registration fees are applicable to all vehicles, regardless of their use (private car, public transportation, lorries, agricultural vehicles, etc.). This type of tax is different from a form of road tax, for example vignettes, which users must pay in order to access the road network in a predefined geographical area.

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What scale of implementation?

  • Local

Who pays?

  • Taxpayer

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Road User charge

Road usage charge: charging users rather than consumers

Faced with congestion, pollution and mobility funding issues, cities such as Singapore and States such as Oregon are currently testing a mileage charge system which entails charging users in proportion to their use of the road network.
Voiture électrique en charge

Kilowatt-hour fee: taxing electricity consumption in mobility

As the proportion of electric vehicles in circulation increases, the tax shortfall will also grow, making the use of a charge on the use of electric vehicles inescapable. Several solutions can be considered. One such solution would be to tax vehicle electricity consumption by importing the current fuel tax model.
L'affectation des taxes sur le carburant à la mobilité

Allocating fuel tax revenues to mobility

Traditionally, US States used vehicle registration fees, firstly as a one-off payment and then as an annual tax; from 1919 and the introduction of a fuel tax, infrastructure construction became financed through an indirect tax collected on the fuel sales price.

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