The Future of
Utah roads are maintained using taxes from gasoline sales. As
vehicles become more fuel efficient and the number of electric vehicles grows, the Utah
Department of Transportation and Division of Motor Vehicles is changing to a per-mile fee as
a way for drivers to pay their portion of roadway operations and maintenance.
Utah’s Road Usage Charge Program is voluntary for electric and
hybrid vehicle owners. UDOT and DMV have contracted with emovis to operate the program. The
choice is yours.
During the 2018 Legislative session, lawmakers instituted an
alternative fuel vehicle fee to cover a portion of those vehicles’ contribution to building
and maintaining Utah’s transportation system. This fee is in addition to the annual vehicle
registration fee assessed on all vehicles in the State. Utah’s Road Usage Charge provides a
choice for owners of alternative fuel vehicles to pay by the mile in lieu of paying the
alternative fuel vehicle fee.