Road Improvement Fee
Beginning July 1, 2020 a $100 Road Improvement Fee is added to the annual license renewal fee for all model year 2020 or later zero emission vehicles. The fee is not included in the initial registration fee for new vehicles.
Gas car drivers sometimes claim that electric car drivers do not pay for the roads because they do not pay gas taxes. However the $100 annual road improvement fee is much more than some gas car drivers pay in gas taxes.
California Interfaith Power & Light and GGEVA partnered to produced a Webinar on Electric Cars. This was part of CIPL’s work to educate the faith community about the why’s and how of driving electric.
There are multiple benefits of driving an electric car: ditching oil, cleaning the air, a far better driving experience, spending less to drive and maintain your vehicle, and protecting Creation!
You may be aware that transportation is now the largest source of greenhouse gases in California and that electric cars produce no greenhouse gases.
But what you may not know is that there is a wide range of electric cars to choose from now and that driving an electric car is becoming more beneficial all the time. Rebates for electric vehicles, a growing number of charging stations, lower electric rates, and creative ways of leasing or buying new or used EVs are making EVs more economical and more accessible.