Motor Vehicle Registration

Annual Registration Surcharge on Electric & Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles effective 9/1/2023

On June 6, 2023, Governor Sununu signed HB2 into law with an effective date of July 1, 2023.
HB2 establishes a surcharge on annual registration for electric and plug-in hybrid electric
vehicles to offset the loss of road toll revenues derived from transportation fuel taxation. The
new regulation requires municipal agents to collect fees, as follows:

261:141-c Electric Vehicle Registration Fee to be Collected.

I. Battery electric vehicles, as defined in RSA 236:132, I, shall be assessed a surcharge of $100
on annual registration, and plug-in hybrid vehicles, as defined in RSA 236:132, V shall be assessed a
surcharged of $50, to be deposited in the highway fund. The department of safety, division of motor
vehicles shall determine necessary procedures for determining vehicles subject to this surcharge.

What does this mean to you?

* Starting September 1, 2023, vehicle types listed above will be assessed the additional charge at time of registration (prorated by number of months): 
o New vehicles
o Renewal of vehicles listed above
o Registration transfers


236:132 Definitions. –

In this subdivision:

I. " Battery electric vehicle " means any vehicle that operates solely by use of a battery or battery pack, or that is powered primarily through the use of an electric battery or battery pack and uses a flywheel or capacitor that stores energy produced by an electric motor or through regenerative braking to assist in vehicle operation.

V. " Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle " means a hybrid electric vehicle that has the capability to charge the battery or batteries used for vehicle propulsion from an off-vehicle electric source, such that the off-vehicle source cannot be connected to the vehicle while the vehicle is in motion.

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