I have some words about the revoking of the $25 ev license fee in IA but most are not appropriate to type so I'll go with ....stupid....short sighted....ethanol $$$$.....
As long as you have had the vehicle registered for a year prior to Jan 1 2014 the fee should be $25. You seem to be in a tough spot due to the late year purchase and registration. I guess I'd start with the Iowa DOT http://www.iowadot.gov/about.html#/contacts
I know they do have an appeal process somewhere but I couldn't find it tonight.
This is from the
Sec. 162. REPEAL. Section 321.116, Code 2013, is repealed.
Sec. 163. APPLICABILITY — PRIOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS.
1. Except as provided in subsection 2, the section of this division of this Act that repeals
section 321.116 applies to the registration of electric motor vehicles for registration years
beginning on or after January 1, 2014.
2. For an annual renewal of registration for an electric motor vehicle which was registered
to the same owner for a registration year beginning prior to January 1, 2014, the annual
registration fee shall be according to the terms of section 321.116, Code 2013.