The Saudi government has decided to charge an annual fee for renewal of vehicle registration (Istimara) in Saudi Arabia based on the fuel efficiency of the vehicle. The government endorsed the proposals submitted by the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC). The new proposal includes a maximum lifespan of light vehicles and a system for removing old vehicles.
The fee is determined by classifying the vehicles into two categories. The first category is light vehicles manufactured in 2016 and beyond. The second is light vehicles and heavy vehicles manufactured in 2015 and earlier.