Ministry Of Transport Unveils The New EV Road Tax Rate

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The Transport Ministry has unveiled the new road tax rates for electric vehicles (EVs), with the Road Transport Minister, Anthony Loke unveiling the new rates earlier than expected.

Although EV users right now are enjoying a road tax exemption, the new road tax rates are still a reason for EV users to celebrate, as it is much cheaper than the current rates that were first determined in 2019.

Adding into that, the new road tax rates for EVs are not just cheaper than the one first introduced in 2019, reports have also stated that the road tax rates set for EVs are lower than vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICE), which is inline with the government’s policy of providing incentives to encourage more EVs ownership.

The new EV road taxes will come into effect on January 1, 2026, when the current road tax exemption for EVs ends.

EV road tax can be as low as RM40

The new road tax rates start at RM20 at the very lowest tier, from 1 watt to 49.9 kW, but this will never apply, seeing that the minimum output of EVs are never going to be that low.

From there, any EVs with an output of up to 100,000 watt will be charged with a RM10 increment for every 9999 watts. Meaning EVs with a 50,000 watt output will be charged a RM30 road tax fee, RM40 for 60,000 watts, and so on.

Above 100,000 watts, a RM20 increment is in place for every 9999 watts, and EVs above 200,000 watts will be charged a RM30 increment.

And for the most powerful EVs belonging to the 310,001 to 410,000 watt (410 kW) band, expect to pay anywhere from RM615 to RM1,065, with each 9.9 kW block increase set at RM50.

Cheaper revised EV road tax rates

This is much cheaper than the previous road tax rates set by JPJ, and here’s a few examples to help you visualise this;

Under the new road tax rates, the Ora Good Cat will pay only RM80 for their road tax, as opposed to RM324 under the previous rates.

Meanwhile, BYD Dolphin Dynamic Standard Range owners will only have to pay RM70 annually for their road tax, and the same goes for Neta V owners as well.

Even the more expensive and high powered cars are benefitting from this change, as Tesla Model 3 owners will now only have to pay RM280, compared to the RM2590 that they will have to shell out under the previous road tax rates.

In other news, the rates for electric motorcycles remain unchanged, with the ministry saying that the existing rate of RM9 to RM42 for e-motorbikes is low enough. The Ministry of Transport also added that people with disabilities will be exempted from paying road tax for one EV.

Full new road tax rates table

Interested in picking up an EV? Check out the full EV road tax table right here;

Electric motor(s) minimum power (W)Electric motor(s) maximum power (W)Road tax feeRate increase per 9999W block
150,000RM20-
50,00160,000RM30RM10
60,00170,000RM40RM10
70,00180,000RM50RM10
80,00190,000RM60RM10
90,001100,000RM70RM10
100,001110,000RM80RM20
110,001120,000RM100RM20
120,001130,000RM120RM20
130,001140,000RM140RM20
140,001150,000RM160RM20
150,001160,000RM180RM20
160,001170,000RM200RM20
170,001180,000RM220RM20
180,001190,000RM240RM20
190,001200,000RM260RM20
200,001210,000RM280RM20
210,001220,000RM305RM30
220,001230,000RM335RM30
230,001240,000RM365RM30
240,001250,000RM395RM30
250,001260,000RM425RM30
260,001270,000RM455RM30
270,001280,000RM485RM30
280,001290,000RM515RM30
290,001300,000RM545RM30
300,001310,000RM575RM30
310,001320,000RM615RM50
320,001330,000RM665RM50
330,001340,000RM715RM50
340,001350,000RM765RM50
350,001360,000RM815RM50
360,001370,000RM865RM50
370,001380,001RM915RM50
380,001390,000RM965RM50
390,001400,000RM1015RM50
400,001410,000RM1065RM50
410,001420,000RM1140RM100
420,001430,000RM1240RM100
430,001440,000RM1340RM100
440,001450,000RM1440RM100
450,001460,000RM1540RM100
460,001470,000RM1640RM100
470,001480,000RM1740RM100
480,001490,000RM1840RM100
490,001500,000RM1940RM100
500,001510,000RM2040RM100
510,001520,000RM2165RM150
520,001530,000RM2315RM150
530,001540,000RM2465RM150
540,001550,000RM2615RM150
550,001560,000RM2765RM150
560,001570,000RM2915RM150
570,001580,000RM3065RM150
580,001590,000RM3215RM150
590,001600,000RM3365RM150
600,001610,000RM3515RM150
610,001620,000RM3690RM200
620,001630,000RM3890RM200
630,001640,000RM4090RM200
640,001650,000RM4290RM200
650,001660,000RM4490RM200
660,001670,000RM4690RM200
670,001680,000RM4890RM200
680,001690,000RM5090RM200
690,001700,000RM5290RM200
700,001710,000RM5490RM200
710,001720,000RM5715RM250
720,001730,000RM5965RM250
730,001740,000RM6215RM250
740,001750,000RM6465RM250
750,001760,000RM6715RM250
760,001770,000RM6965RM250
770,001780,000RM7215RM250
780,001790,000RM7465RM250
790,000800,000RM7715RM250

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