New VED Bands FROM 1 April 2017
If you buy a new car today or buy a used car that was first registered since 1 April 2017:
- The first year rate (the VED paid at first registration) is based on official CO2 figures
- A flat standard rate of £140 (£145 from 1 April 2019) applies to all cars except those with CO2 emissions of zero for which the standard rate is £0.
- An extra charge of £310 (£320 from 1 April 2019) a year applies to cars with a list price over £40,000 in the first 5 ‘standard rate years’.
- Alternative fuel cars (tax class 59) pay £10 less than the First year and standard rates below.
The new rates and bands for the Vehicle Excise Duty system effective 1 April 2019 are set out in the tables below:
|VED Band||CO2 emissions (g/km)||First year rate (2019)||Standard rate (2019)|
N.B For diesel cars first registered after 1 April 2018, the CO2-based first year rate of VED will be one band higher than shown in the table unless the car was approved to the RDE step 2 standard.
VED Bands PRIOR to 1 April 2017
Your car will fall into one of a series of bands based on official CO2 emissions.
A different first year rate, payable at first registration only and sometimes called the ‘showroom tax’, was introduced in 2010.
|VED Band||CO2 emissions (g/km)||2016/17 First year rate||2016/17 Standard rate|
|A||Up to 100||£0||£0|
N.B. 12-month single payment rate. Alternative fuel car (tax class 59) discounts were/are £10 all cars 2015/20
N.B. Included cars producing over 225g/km and first registered between 1 March 2001 and 23 March 2006.