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VED tables

1 April 2017 saw significant changes to the calculation of Vehicle Excise Duty (Road Fund License or Road Tax) rates. These changes will only apply to passenger cars registered from 1 April 2017. Vehicles registered before this date will continue to be taxed under the current regime.

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 BandCO2 emissions (g/km)First year rate (2019)Standard rate (2019)
A0£0£0
B1-50£10£145
C51-75£25£145
D76-90£110£145
E91-100£130£145
F101-110£150£145
G111-130£170£145
H131-150£210£145
I151-170£530£145
J171-190£855£145
K191-225£1,280£145
L226-255£1,815£145
MOver 255£2,135£145

 

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 BandCO2 emissions (g/km)2016/17 First year rate2016/17 Standard rate
AUp to 100£0£0
B101-110£0£20
C111-120£0£30
D121-130£0£125
E131-140£130£145
F141-150£145£160
G151-165£185£200
H166-175£300£235
I176-185£355£260
J186-200£500£300
K201-225£650£325
L226-255£885£555
MOver 255£1,120£570

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.