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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: January 30, 2023 02:55 PM
From: Senator Greg Rothman
To: All Senate members
Subject: Elimination of Alternative Fuel Tax on Electric Vehicles
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that will eliminate the alternative fuel tax on electric vehicles and replace it with an electric vehicle fee of $380 per noncommercial electric vehicle and $450 per commercial electric vehicle. These fees will be concurrent with the respective individual’s vehicle registration, as registration of an electric vehicle will not be completed until the fee is paid.
Currently, owners of electric vehicles file monthly statements with the PA Department of Revenue and remit the alternative fuel tax on how much electricity their vehicle uses. However, most electric vehicle owners do not do this, or are inconsistent at doing so, due to the process for remitting the alternative fuel tax being cumbersome. In addition, many electric vehicle owners are not aware they are required to file a monthly statement to the PA Department of Revenue.
This legislation will simplify the process and ensure electric vehicle owners are paying their fair share towards the Commonwealth’s transportation infrastructure, just as individuals who drive gas powered vehicles contribute towards fuels taxes. The revenue from the fee will be deposited into the Motor License Fund for highway maintenance and construction.
Please consider supporting this important legislation.

Introduced as SB656