Neanderpaul
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Registration / License Plate Cost

Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:49 pm

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.

scottt
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Re: Registration / License Plate Cost

Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:39 am

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.
2015 Magnetic FFE (aka Magneto) - Retired
2017 Kona Blue FFE (aka King Kona) - Current

Pearl
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Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:24 am
Location: Northeast Ohio

Re: Registration / License Plate Cost

Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:31 am

2013 Focus Electric
2013 C-Max Energi
2013 Escape

Heima
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Re: Registration / License Plate Cost

Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:13 pm

Not in California, the prices just keep going up.
I have a 1999 chevy metro. Registration slowly worked its way down to $25, then back up to $125. Notice for electric cars there is an additional $100. Not collecting enough gas tax from electric cars.
Like they are repairing roads with the money.

triangles
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Location: Toledo, Ohio

Re: Registration / License Plate Cost

Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:07 am

In Ohio BEV's and PHEVs pay a $200 tax on top of what an ICE pays. If you own a hybrid without a plug, you pay $100 more since your car is clearly too efficient to contribute your fair share...

Lucky me! Since I own 2 BEVs and only drive about 5,000 miles per year, in road tax I now pay $400/year instead of $77 I would have contributed driving an ICE vehicle.
2014 Blue Candy FFE
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus/2014/triangles/303811 (since this forum doesn't allow BBcode in sigs)

scottt
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Re: Registration / License Plate Cost

Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:37 am

Yep, in VA it costs me more in the extra EV fee than it does for the electricity to run the car.
2015 Magnetic FFE (aka Magneto) - Retired
2017 Kona Blue FFE (aka King Kona) - Current

Anti_Climax
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Location: The Valley of the Sun

Re: Registration / License Plate Cost

Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:36 am

I can't recall an exact number, but it was stupidly cheap to register my 2012 focus in 2016 here in Arizona. So cheap that I got a 5 year registration.

No joke, I think that was less than $50. I'll see if I can dig it up.
2012 Candy Blue FFE
33.5kWh battery pack
CHAdeMO DC Fast Charging

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