Vehicle Excise Duty
Road Tax changed in 2020
A more accurate testing procedure
A new testing procedure called The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) came into effect from April 1st 2020. It’s designed to more accurately reflect real world driving. It replaces the old NEDC process that has been in place since the 1990s. Because it’s more accurate, the emissions and fuel consumption figures on most cars will change.
What this means for new car buyers
The effect of the changes to road tax is that most conventional cars will be more expensive to tax from April 1st 2020.
The good news for tax on electric vehicles
Lower emissions vehicles, like plug-in hybrids and electric cars, will not see tax rises.
Cars that emit less than 50 g/km, like the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, will pay absolutely zero road tax.
The new tax bands that began on April 1st 2020
Using the table below, you can find out what tax band your chosen vehicle will be in after April 1st. All you need to know is the car's CO2 emissions.
|ED Band||CO2 Emissions (g/km)||First-Year Rate||First-Year Rate for non-RDE2 Diesels||Alternative Fuel Vehicles|
|B||1 - 50||£10||£25||£0|
|C||51 - 75||£25||£110||£15|
|D||76 - 90||£110||£130||£100|
|E||91 - 100||£130||£150||£120|
|F||101 - 110||£150||£170||£140|
|G||111 - 130||£170||£210||£160|
|H||131 - 150||£210||£530||£200|
|I||151 - 170||£530||£855||£520|
|J||171 - 190||£855||£1,280||£845|
|K||191 - 225||£1,280||£1,815||£1,270|
|L||226 - 255||£1,815||£2,135||£1,805|
How do the new bands affect the road tax on Mitsubishi vehicles?
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