Vehicle Excise Duty

Road Tax changed in 2020

On April 1st 2020, road tax or Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) changed. Find out what this means for you.

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
A 0 £0 £0 £0
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
M Over 255 £2,135 £2,135 £2,125

How do the new bands affect the road tax on Mitsubishi vehicles?


VED increase from 1st April 2020: £340

Eclipse Cross

VED increase from 1st April 2020: Up to £450


VED increase from 1st April 2020: £775


VED increase from 1st April 2020: £25

Outlander PHEV

VED increase from 1st April 2020: £0 (Commercial - £5)


VED increase from 1st April 2020: £5

Shogun Sport

VED increase from 1st April 2020: Up to £40

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