A fair and sustainable road user system
A road user charge will ensure all drivers contribute to the funding and maintenance of our roads.
The NSW Government is establishing a fair and sustainable road user system. A road user charge of 2.5 cents per km 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.
Currently, the average petrol and diesel vehicle owner pays approximately $613 a year in fuel excise. Under NSW’s new road user system, EV drivers will pay on average $315 annually.