Senate Bill 505-Electric Vehicle Fee

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As a result of Senate Bill (SB) 505, passed by the 88th regular legislative session, fully electric cars and trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 lbs. or less will be assessed an annual $200 fee at time of initial registration or renewal starting September 1, 2023. New electric vehicles (EV) issued two years of registration to match a two-year inspection will be assessed a $400 fee.

The EV fee will not apply to hybrids or vehicles with combination fuel types or motorcycles, mopeds, autocycles, and neighborhood electric vehicles. Additionally, governmental vehicles with exempt registration and other vehicles for which no registration fee is due, including those with Disabled Veteran and other meritorious military license plates, will not be assessed the fee.

An “EV FEE” of $200 will appear as a line item on the renewal notice for electric vehicles later this year. EV owners with registrations expiring in September and October 2023 will receive letters explaining the change in state law and the impact to their renewal cost. Customers renewing their registration prior to September 1, 2023, will not be charged the fee regardless of when their registration expires. Likewise, customers renewing on or after September 1, 2023, will be required to pay the fee regardless of when their registration expired.

The Registration and Title System and other applications used in titling and registration (webDEALER, webSUB) along with the online renewal systems (IVTRS and TxT) are being programmed to determine vehicle fuel type at time of initial registration or renewal and assess the fee if applicable.

Additional communications will be distributed prior to September including RTS release notes for this change and other legislative measures.

Thank you,


Annette Quintero, Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles


If you have any questions concerning this communication, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.


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Senate Bill 505-Electric Vehicle Fee

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