Saudi Arabia has decided to charge an annual fee based on the fuel efficiency of vehicles

The new measure is being implemented in two phases. The first phase will be completed in 2022 and the second phase will be in 2023 with the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center.

Saudi Arabia has decided to charge an annual fee based on the fuel efficiency of vehicles

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.