DVLA car tax – What’s your VED going to cost you in 2019 with the new price increases?
Car tax is changing in 2019 for the third time in as many years. Here's everything you need to know
Car tax will rise again in Britain in April 2019 in line with RPI increasing. Drivers could face paying up to £65 more on top of their standard car tax rate as a result of the new change.
It was announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in the Budget in Autumn last year and will come into effect in a few months time. As a result of the alteration cars that produce between 76g/km and 150g/km of CO2 will pay an extra £5 while vehicles that produce 151-170 g/km will pay £15. Those cars that emit between 171-190g/km will pay £25 extra and vehicles that emit 191-225g/km will pay £40 more and 226-255g/km will pay £55. Cars that produce over 255g/km of CO2 emissions face paying the max £65 extra charge.
Vehicles that produce this amount of CO2 per km are usually high power SUVs or sports/supercars meaning it is only likely to effect a small amount of drivers in Britain.
Drivers may, however, be disgruntled due to the fact that this could be their third price increase in as many years. In 2017 the rules were completely overhauled and in 2018 diesel car drivers faced paying more tax.
Diesel motorist faced paying one tax band higher vehicle excise duty (VED) if their car does not meet the latest Real World Driving Emissions 2 standards.
It could cost certain motorists up to £500 more annually to tax their vehicle.
For example, if your car emits 131-150 g/km CO2 but it doesn’t adhere to the new standard it will now cost you £500, which is the rate that cars that produce 151-170 g/km CO2 usually pays.
Here are new car tax bands before and after April 2018 after the extra diesel charge was introduced:
1 – 50 g/km CO2
- PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £10
- FROM APRIL 2018: £25
51 – 75 g/km CO2
- PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £25
- FROM APRIL 2018: £100
76 – 90 g/km CO2
- PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £100
- FROM APRIL 2018: £120
91 – 100 g/km CO2
- PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £120
- FROM APRIL 2018: £140
101 – 110 g/km CO2
- PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £140
- FROM APRIL 2018: £160
111 – 130 g/km CO2
- PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £160
- FROM APRIL 2018: £200
131 – 150 g/km CO2
- PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £200
- FROM APRIL 2018: £500
151 – 170 g/km CO2
- PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE:£500
- FROM APRIL 2018: £800
171 – 190 g/km CO2
- PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £800
- FROM APRIL 2018: £1,200
191 – 225 g/km CO2
- PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £1,200
- FROM APRIL 2018:£1,700
226 – 255 g/km CO2
- PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £1,700
- FROM 2018: £2,000
Over 255 g/km CO2
- RATE: £2,000
2017 saw the introduction of a number of new standardised second and subsequent year rates and higher first year car tax costs.
This standard rate charge will vary for drivers depending on what type of car they are and what fuel they use.
- £140 per year for petrol and diesel vehicles
- £130 per year for ‘alternative fuel’ vehicles, such as hybrids
- £0 per year for zero-emissions vehicles, such as fully electric
There was also a luxury car surcharge introduced for vehicles which sot over £40,000.
Now only pure electric cars that cost under £40,000 will completely avoid car tax.
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