A fair and sustainable road user charge
A future distance-based road user charge will ensure all drivers are paying for their share of road use – regardless of the type of vehicle they drive.
A road user charge will apply to eligible EVs from 1 July 2027 or when EVs make up 30 per cent of all new vehicle sales, whichever comes first.
Plug-in hybrid EVs will be charged a fixed 80 per cent proportion of the full road user charge to reflect their vehicle type.
The road user charge rate is indexed to CPI each financial year. The full road user charge rate for 2021-22 was 2.5 cents per kilometre.
The road user charge rate for the 2022-23 financial year will be:
- 2.610 cents per kilometre for a battery EV or hydrogen fuel cell EV
- 2.088 cents per kilometre for a plug-in hybrid EV