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Upcoming changes to vehicle road tax

At G-Drive, we don’t just teach people how to drive, but aim to provide relevant information in our news section about anything that might affect new drivers, even after we have helped them pass their driving test.

It is important to know that from the 1st April 2017, vehicle road tax will be calculated in a different way to how it is currently. The below changes will not affect any vehicles that are registered before April but we want to make drivers familiar with these changes before they are launched in full.

These are how the new vehicle road tax rates will be calculated…

In the first year, vehicle tax will be based solely on the vehicle’s CO2 emissions score.

After the first year, vehicle tax will be calculated based on the type of vehicle:

  • Petrol or Diesel vehicles = £140 per year
  • Alternative fuel vehicles such as Hybrids, LPG and Bioethanol = £130 per year
  • Vehicles with zero CO2 emissions = £0 per year

New vehicles with a list price of more than £40,000 will have vehicle road tax calculated in a different way…

In the first year, vehicle tax will be based solely on the vehicle’s CO2 emissions score.

After the first year, vehicle tax will be calculated based on the type of vehicle:

  • Petrol or Diesel vehicles = £140 per year (plus £310 a year for the next 5 years)
  • Alternative fuel vehicles such as Hybrids, LPG and Bioethanol = £130 per year (plus £310 a year for the next 5 years)
  • Vehicles with zero CO2 emissions = £0 per year (plus £310 a year for the next 5 years)

After the first 5 years, any new vehicle with a list price of £40,000 or more will then be taxed at one of the standard rates (£140, £130, or £0, based on vehicle type)

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