Legislation cuts fees for OReGO drivers
Starting January 1, 2020, OReGO drivers of electric and high-mpg vehicles (40 mpg or better) can save money on registration while they are enrolled in Oregon's road usage charge program.
Typically, drivers pay two to four years’ worth of registration fees in advance when purchasing a car or renewing their registration. With electric and high-mpg vehicle fee increases occurring in 2020 and 2022 (see House Bill 2017
, "Keep Oregon Moving"), the combined up-front registration fee could amount to hundreds of dollars.
But if they are enrolled in OReGO, electric and high-mpg vehicle owners do not have to pay the registration fee increases. Instead, they pay just the base registration ($43 per year) plus the road charge of 1.8 cents per mile.
How do EV drivers benefit by paying a road usage charge?
We reviewed the research to identify how electric vehicle owners might benefit by joining OReGO and paying a road usage charge. Here's a summary of our findings:
The OReGO website
is a resource for those looking to learn more about Oregon's innovative road usage charge program and what it means for the future of our state’s transportation system. Included on the OReGO website are a calculator
to compare what you would pay in road charge versus what you currently pay in fuel tax, FAQs
and an opportunity to sign up for our email interest list.
Our roads keep us connected
Find out more about Oregon's road usage charge program and what it means for you and for our state at KeepOregonConnected.org