Car tax changes

The cost of taxing your car is on the rise again. From the 1st April 2019 vehicle excise duty (VED) on most new and used cars is set to increase in line with inflation for the third consecutive year.

In the past, VED costs have varied depending on a car’s CO2 emissions and whether the car is Diesel, Petrol or Hybrid. Now only cars that produce 0g/km of CO2 emissions and cost under £40,000 don’t pay tax.

If you purchased your car before 1st April 2017 or buy a used car that was registered before this date you won’t be affected by these changes as they only apply to cars registered on/after this date.

Older cars will continue to be taxed according to the old system of CO2 emissions, which means in most cases, you won't be worse off.

Auto Express has the low down on everything you need to know about road tax changes and how this might affect you. Click here to visit Auto Express