Vehicle duties

Vehicle excise duty rates for cars from 1 April 2017

 

First year rate for cars registered on or after 1 April 2017
 
    COg/km

Petrol & diesel cars

Alternative fuel cars
0 £0 £0
1 to 50 £10 £0
51 to 75 £25 £15
76 to 90 £100 £90
91 to 100 £120 £110
101 to 110     £140 £130
111 to 130     £160 £150
131 to 150     £200 £190
151 to 170     £500 £490
171 to 190    £800 £790
* 191 to 225      £1,200 £1,190
226 to 255 £1,700 £1,690
Over 255 £2,000 £1,990

*The subsequent annual charges depend upon the fuel used

For cars with a list price (before discounts) of more than £40,000, the first year's charge will be based on the COemissions (as in the table above). 

After the first year the charge is based on the fuel used together with an additional rate of £310 for 5 years. After 5 years the charge reverts to the standard rate.

Beyond 2017/18

Purchasers of cars first registered on or after 1 April 2017 will be liable to a first year rate, which starts at £10 for cars with emissions of 1-50 g/CO2/km to £2,000 for cars with emissions in excess of 255 g/CO2/km.

From 1 April 2017 a flat standard rate of £140 will apply in all subsequent years, except for zero-emission cars, which will continue to attract a £0 rate. Cars with a list price of over £40,000 will attract a supplement of £310 per year for the first 5 years in which the standard rate it paid.