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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:49 pm 
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I just got my notice in the mail to renew my license plate.

$300 (Michigan)

Just curious what others are paying in other states.

For the record, I have a 2014 FFE with 26,000 miles on it, and Michigan recently increased registration fees for EV owners since our road tax is included in the price of a gallon of gas -- so I haven't paid any road taxes in four years. Here's what I have paid for my registration since buying the FFE in July 2014.

2015 $178
2016 $152
2017 $138

I am paying more to license the vehicle than I pay in "fuel." (20 miles/day @ 244 WH/mile @ $0.16/kWH = $0.78/day; $300/365 days = $0.82/day) I also pay $4.00 per day to insure the car. With my ICE cars, fuel was always the greatest annual expense.

I wonder what the break-even point is for car ownership vs. using Uber for all transportation. Only one more year of payments, then the cost of ownership will be reduced drastically.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:39 am 
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Neanderpaul wrote:
I just got my notice in the mail to renew my license plate.

$300 (Michigan)

Just curious what others are paying in other states.

For the record, I have a 2014 FFE with 26,000 miles on it, and Michigan recently increased registration fees for EV owners since our road tax is included in the price of a gallon of gas -- so I haven't paid any road taxes in four years. Here's what I have paid for my registration since buying the FFE in July 2014.

2015 $178
2016 $152
2017 $138

I am paying more to license the vehicle than I pay in "fuel." (20 miles/day @ 244 WH/mile @ $0.16/kWH = $0.78/day; $300/365 days = $0.82/day) I also pay $4.00 per day to insure the car. With my ICE cars, fuel was always the greatest annual expense.

I wonder what the break-even point is for car ownership vs. using Uber for all transportation. Only one more year of payments, then the cost of ownership will be reduced drastically.



In VA an ICE car is about $41 a year for plates. Electric is a tad over $100. The price we pay for not having to stop at a gas station.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:31 am 
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Location: Northeast Ohio
http://www.ncsl.org/research/transporta ... state.aspx

Here's a PDF that lists fees by state. See where you stack up.
http://www.ncsl.org/Portals/1/Documents ... _18014.pdf

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