New April 2017 vehicle tax

Vehicle tax rates will change for cars and some motorhomes that are first registered with the DVLA from 1 April 2017.

The change won’t affect any vehicles registered before April 2017.

The new rates explained

If your vehicle is registered on or after the 1st April 2017, the amount you pay for the first 12 months will be based on CO2 emissions.

6 month payments are unavailable for the first year.

CO2 emissions (g/km)

Petrol (TC48) and diesel cars (TC49)

Alternative fuel cars (TC59)

0

£0

£0

1 - 50

£10

£0

51 75

£25

£15

76 - 90

£100

£90

91 - 100

£120

£110

101 - 110

£140

£130

111 - 130

£160

£150

131 - 150

£200

£190

151 - 170

£500

£490

171 - 190

£800

£790

191 - 225

£1,200

£1,190

226 - 255

£1,700

£1,690

Over 255

£2,000

£1,990

Payments for the following year will depend on the fuel type of the vehicle.

Electric vehicle

Alternative fuel

Petrol or diesel

£0

£130

£140

Alternative fuel vehicles include hybrids cars, bi-ethanol and liquid petroleum gas.

New vehicles costing more than £40,000

The first time you tax a vehicle on or after 1 April 2017 with a list price (before discounts) of more than £40,000, you'll pay the rate based on CO2 emissions.

After the first 12 months, you'll pay a rate based your vehicles fuel type and an extra rate of £310 a year for the next 5 years.

Fuel type

Standard annual rate

Additional rate

Total annual payment

Electric

£0

£310

£310

Alternative

£130

£310

£440

Petrol or diesel

£140

£310

£450

After 5 years, you'll pay the standard annual rate for your vehicles fuel type.

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