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Fees for registering cars change

Drivers with more powerful engines will pay more.

Illustrative stock photo(Source: SME)

Car owners registering their vehicles should pay less than now, but the fees for further registrations should increase, stemming from an amendment to the law on administrative charges passed by parliament on November 23.

The fee for registration currently stands at €33 for all vehicles. Under the new rules, the price will depend on the engine power and a coefficient of the vehicle’s age, the SITA newswire reported.

In the practice this will mean that the longer since the first registration, the less the owner will pay when registering it for another time. The sum however will not be lower than €33.

The lower fee will not concern all categories of vehicles, though. The tariffs for more powerful engines (more than 176 kW) will increase. The owners of vehicles with the most powerful engines (more than 254 kW) will pay €3,900 when registering it for the first time, up from current €2,997. The fee for the least powerful engines (less than 80 kW) will stay at €33, SITA wrote.

The amendment preserves the exceptions to paying the fee, for example, for disabled people. Also, the payments for car sellers who will pay the registration fee changed. If they sell the vehicle within one year after paying the fee, the transfer will not be charged.

Moreover, the fee for vehicles using ecologic fuels (like CNG, LNG and hydrogen) will be halved. The same will concern hybrid cars. As for electronic cars, the fee will amount to €33, SITA reported.

The new tariffs should come into force on February 1, 2017.

Two opposition MPs Miroslav Ivan and Milan Laurenčík (both Freedom and Solidarity) tried to change the amendment so that people will pay only €33 when transferring a vehicle, regardless of the age and engine power of the vehicle.

The MPs however dismissed the amending proposal, SITA wrote.

Read also:Slovakia asks too much for car registration

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