ELECTRIC/PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLE REG. FEES (NEW)

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 446 (Public) Filed Monday, April 1, 2019
AN ACT TO REVISE THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES; TO AUTHORIZE A REGISTRATION FEE FOR PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLES; AND TO PROVIDE FOR ANNUAL ADJUSTMENTS TO ELECTRIC AND PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES.
Intro. by J. Davis, McInnis.

Status: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (Apr 17 2019)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition changed the long title.  Original title was AN ACT TO REVISE THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES; TO AUTHORIZE A REGISTRATION FEE FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; AND TO PROVIDE FOR ANNUAL ADJUSTMENTS TO ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES.

S 446

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 16 2019 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.

    Amends the act's long and short titles.

    Amends GS 20-87(13) to increase the additional fee for initial registrations and renewals for plug-in electric vehicles that are not low-speed vehicles and do not rely on a nonelectric source of power from $130 to $230, effective January 1, 2020 (previously, raised the fee in three phases, to $175 in 2020, $225 in 2021, and $275 in 2022).

    Modifies proposed GS 20-87(14) to establish an additional fee of $115 (was $87.50) for initial registrations and renewals of plug-in hybrid vehicles (previously, did not specify plug-in), effective January 1, 2020, and applicable to registrations and renewals due on or after that date. Defines plug-in hybrid vehicle to mean one that is capable of being propelled solely by electricity drawn from a battery that can be recharged from an external source of electricity, but is also capable of using motor fuel to propel the vehicle. Eliminates the proposed increase of the additional fee for initial registrations and renewals for hybrid vehicles in two phases, to $112.50 and $137.50, in 2021 and 2022.

    Makes conforming changes to the proposed changes to GS 20-4.02, concerning adjusting additional registration fees for inflation. Amends the proposed date by which the DMV must begin annually adjusting the additional registration fees for electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles set out in GS 20-87 pursuant to the provided formula, to now begin January 1, 2021 (rather than January 1, 2023).


  • Summary date: Apr 10 2019 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Makes the changes to GS 20-4.02, concerning the adjustment of registration fees for electric and hybrid vehicles effective July 1, 2020 (was, January 1, 2020). Make additional technical changes.


  • Summary date: Apr 1 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 20-87(13) to increase the additional fee for initial registrations and renewals for plug-in electric vehicles that are not low-speed vehicles and do not rely on a nonelectric source of power, in three phases, from $130 to $175, $225, and $275, effective January 1, 2020, 2021, and 2022, respectively, and applicable to registrations and renewals due on or after those dates.

    Enacts GS 20-87(14) to establish an additional fee of $87.50 for initial registrations and renewals of hybrid vehicles, effective January 1, 2020, and applicable to registrations and renewals due on or after that date. Defines hybrid vehicle to mean one that is capable of being propelled, at least in part by electricity, but is also capable of using motor fuel to propel the vehicle. Increases the additional fee for initial registrations and renewals for hybrid vehicles in two phases, to $112.50 and $137.50, effective January 1, 2021 and  2022, respectively, and applicable to registrations and renewals due on or after those dates.

    Amends GS 20-4.02 to require the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to adjust the additional registration fees for electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles for inflation set out in GS 20-87, beginning July 1, 2020, and quadrennially thereafter. Adds a new requirement for the DMV to adjust the additional registration fees for electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles set out in GS 20-87 beginning January 1, 2023, and annually thereafter, pursuant to the formula specified, adjusting for changes in population and the Consumer Price Index. Requires the DMV to conform to the consultation and publication requirements set out in GS 20-4.02(d) prior to making the adjustments.

    Effective January 1, 2020.


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