Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Owners to See Change in Registration Fees

In the 2019 legislative session, lawmakers passed Senate Substitute for House Bill 2214, which approved the increase in vehicle registration fees for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Originally introduced by the Joint Legislative Transportation Vision Task Force and worked on through the legislative process. Registration fees for electric-hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles will increase to $50 from either $30 or $40, depending on the gross vehicle weight.

For all-electric vehicles, registration fees will increase to $100 from either the current $30 or $40 fee. This change will take effect on January 1, 2020.

There are roughly 2.5 million registered vehicles in the state of Kansas and of those a small percentage are considered electric or hybrid electric vehicles.

According to the fiscal note presented, the registration fee change will increase State Highway fund revenues by $610,095.