Regina, Saskatchewan — Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is collecting the newly introduced $150 electric vehicle road-use fee on behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan for any registrations effective Oct. 1, 2021, or later. This annual fee is due at the time of registration/renewal.
The fee will be used to help maintain Saskatchewan’s roads and highways. Because all vehicles add to the wear and tear of roadways, the fee will contribute to highway maintenance in the same way the provincial fuel tax does for vehicles that use fuel.
As of September 22, there were 611 electric vehicles registered in Saskatchewan. Some customers don’t register their vehicle year-round (e.g. in mid-March, there were only 403 actively registered), so customers who register their vehicle for less than a year will have the $150 fee prorated based on the length of the term. Hybrid vehicles consume traditional fuels and therefore contribute to road maintenance through the fuel tax. Therefore, they will not be subject to the new road-use fee.
Customers can renew or register their vehicle in person at any motor licence issuer or online through MySGI. Customers who register their vehicle using AutoPay will have the prorated fee included in their monthly withdrawals.
A letter was sent to registered owners of electric vehicles in early September to inform them about the fee coming into effect.