Submitted by cchouston on Tue, 2016-03-01 16:26
FYI, fellow Pennsylvania Model S/X owners. There is pending PA legislation (HB 1057) (referred to the House Transportation Committee), which provides for an annual fee in place of the alternative fuels tax on electricity which will be administered by PENNDOT. Here is the pertinent language:
§ 9032. Road use fee imposed on electric vehicles.
(a) Fee required for registration.--Concurrent with
submitting an annual vehicle registration application and fee to
the Department of Transportation under section 1301 (relating to
registration and certificate of title required), an owner of an
electric vehicle shall submit the electric vehicle road fee. The
following shall apply:
(1) Normal vehicle registration shall not be considered
complete without payment in full of the electric vehicle road
(2) The electric vehicle road fee shall be paid by each
new owner registering the vehicle with the Commonwealth.
(b) Computation of electric vehicle road use fee.--
(1) The department shall compute the electric vehicle
road fee for each major vehicle class defined in the CAFE
(2) The electric vehicle road fee shall equal the
average annual vehicle fuel tax within each vehicle class.
(3) The average annual vehicle fuel fee computation
shall be as follows:
(i) The vehicle average miles driven divided by the
miles per gallon equivalent per vehicle as determined by
(ii) The quotient under subparagraph (i) shall be
multiplied by the oil company franchise tax rate for
gasoline and the product shall be the average annual
vehicle fuel fee.
(4) The department shall annually determine the electric
vehicle road fee for each vehicle class, to be published in
the Pennsylvania Bulletin on or before December 15 of each
(c) Regulations.--The department shall promulgate
regulations to address new vehicle technology.
BTW the 2016 oil company franchise tax is 50.3 cents per gallon.