The Motor Fuels Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been updated on our website. Specifically, the following question:
We are acquiring a vehicle whose only power source is electricity. Are there any special rules regarding fuel taxes?
Yes. Electricity, solar power, or any other power source not otherwise taxed under the motor fuels tax laws, is considered an alternative fuel. Any vehicle powered by an alternative fuel is subject to a fee, imposed at the rate of $75 per registration year. This fee is collected by the Nebraska Department of Revenue through December 31, 2011, and by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles at the time of vehicle registration beginning January 1, 2012.