(WFXR) — Virginia drivers now have the option to save money when renewing their vehicle registration thanks to a new program from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

The DMV says the Mileage Choice Program allows drivers of electric, hybrid, or fuel-efficient vehicles who currently pay the highway use fee, to avoid paying a fee upfront at registration renewal. Participants in the program will only have to pay for the actual number of miles they drive throughout the year.

According to the DMV, the average driver in Virginia drives 11,600 miles each year. Anyone enrolled in the program who drives less than the average of 11,600 miles in one year, will save money. Those enrolled in the program who drive more than the average 11,600 miles, will never pay more than their highway use fee.

Drivers can enroll in the program when it is time to renew their vehicle registration. However, program enrollment must be done before registration is renewed, officials say.

To sign up for the program you must create an account with Emovis, which will take your vehicle information and credit or debit card to set up your account. They will then send you a mileage reporting device to install in your vehicle. After installation, the miles driven will be recorded by the device, up to the amount equal to the highway use fee.

“We continue to not only provide options for Virginians at DMV but look for innovative and efficient solutions to save our customers time and money,” said Acting DMV Commissioner Linda Ford. “By choosing to participate in the Mileage Choice Program, customers may pay less, but will also spread out their highway use fee instead of paying one lump sum annually.” 

To enroll or learn more about the program, you can visit the DMV website.