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DMV Introduces New Mileage Choice Program to Begin July 1

The DMV has announced a new mileage choice program starting July 1. (Courtesy of Unsplash)

STATEWIDE — Virginians who drive fuel-efficient vehicles may be able to save money on their highway use fee by enrolling in a new program.

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has announced a Mileage Choice Program for drivers of fuel-efficient vehicles beginning July 1.

The Mileage Choice Program is a voluntary option for drivers of electric, hybrid or fuel-efficient vehicles who pay Virginia’s highway use fee.

The fee is assessed based on the number of miles the average Virginian drives in a year, which is 11,600 miles.

Customers participating in the program will only pay for the actual number of miles they drive throughout the year rather than paying the fee up-front at registration.

Customers who drive less than 11,600 miles will save money. Those who drive more will never pay more than their highway use fee.

Customers can enroll in the Mileage Choice Program when it is time to renew their vehicle registration and must sign up prior to renewing.

“The Mileage Choice Program not only gives customers options; it also serves as an innovative solution to help ensure road users are treated equitably,” Acting DMV Commissioner Linda Ford said. “By enrolling in the program, Virginians who drive less will pay less, and payment of their highway use fee will be spread throughout the year rather than paid in one lump sum annually.”

For more information about the program, visit here.

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