Road Tax Rates

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Find the cost to tax any car

How car tax rates are calculated

For cars registered after March 1st, 2001, the DVLA car tax rate (Vehicle Excise Duty) is based on the car's CO2 emissions and the type of fuel it uses.

For cars registered before March 1st, 2001, car tax is based on engine size only. There is one rate for engines up to 1549cc and one for 1550cc and over.

New VED car tax rates for 2017

New car tax rates for 2017

  • Restructured VED road tax rates from 1 April 2017
  • Zero-emission cars costing less than £40k exempt
  • Classic car tax exemption for 40-year-old models